Thames Widget Help
Thames Widgets is available from your App Store - search 'Thames Widgets'.
Add as many Widgets as you wish
Select your preferred stretch and see that together with upstream and downstream
Put Thames Widgets on one or more screens
Widgets updated in near real time
This guide to the River Thames has been designed to be as intuitive as possible so does not really need a detailed Help section. Those pages that might require further explanation include context-sensitive help obtained by clicking the add_round_fill (below) then Help; similarly, explanations for various icons are explained by clicking the add_round_fill (below) then Help on relevant pages.
There are two editions of this App:
'River Thames Guide' is self-contained so does not need an Internet connection for the interactive map (but this makes it a big download). Once downloaded this version is quicker to use than the Lite version.
'River Thames Guide Lite' requires an active Internet connection to display the interactive maps so is a much smaller download.
Both versions require an Internet connection for river conditions, river restrictions and weather forecasts
The features and functionality of the two apps are identical apart from the Internet connectivity...
This is version 21.01 for tablet, smartphone, web and laptop
© Jeff Maynard, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
All rights reserved.
Some information on non-tidal river conditions, locks and bridges is courtesy of the Environment Agency.
Some information on tidal river conditions and bridges is courtesy of the Port of London Authority.
Some information on tidal river tide predictions is courtesy of the Admiralty Hydrographic Office.
Some information on the Wey Navigation is courtesy of the National Trust.
Some logos courtesy of British Marine
Original portage maps courtesy of Bishops Stortford Canoe Club
The information and guidance provided in this App is given in good faith and is believed to be sufficiently accurate for normal boating activities on both the non-tidal and tidal Thames, and the Wey Navigation.
However, an App is no substitute for proper and adequate training.
The skipper of any boat is responsible for ensuring that the boat is seaworthy and all necessary fuel etc is on board before starting any journey.
The skipper of any boat is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of all of his or her passengers and crew.
Please note that the speed (when available) is only updated every few seconds - this is fine for leisure boating but should not be used for any other activities.
River Thames Guide does not collect or store any personal information.
Cookies are used only to store Settings such as map centre and Planner sections to show.
No information is collected or transmitted regarding any usage of the app.
Emails sent from the app use your device’s email client so details are not accessible to or stored by the app.
Feedback from users is the best way to ensure River Thames Guide is kept up-to-date; please send details of any changes noted and/or suggestions for improvements to the author by clicking the top button below.
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