The Thames Valley Region is a loose term for the English counties and towns roughly following the course of the River Thames as it flows from Oxfordshire in the west to London in the east. It includes parts of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, North Hampshire, Surrey and west London. It does not include the source of the Thames at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, central or east London or the outflowing of the Thames into the Thames Estuary.
The phrase Thames Valley Region should not be confused with the term M4 Corridor which denotes the route of the M4 motorway which provides East/West travel on a more southerly route extending from Hammersmith through Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire and over the River Severn via the Second Severn Crossing Toll Bridge into South Wales.
... The Thames Valley is a non-administrative region in the North Island of New Zealand ... Broadly, it is the valley component of the Waihou River catchment (which was formerly known as the Thames River) ... The lower part of the valley is more commonly known as the Hauraki Plains ...
Famous quotes containing the words valley and/or thames:
“All the Valley quivered one extended motion, wind
undulating on mossy hills”
—Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)
“Home! Yes! she would see Trafalgar Square, again; and Nelson on his plinth; and Chelsea Bridge as it dissolved into the Thames at twilight ... and St. Pauls, the single Amazon breast of her beloved native city.”
—Angela Carter (19401992)