At the start of 2017 my partner and I bought our first home- a narrowboat. We spent the summer perusing the waterways of the UK including cruising to the source of the great river. Most people will only recognise 'the Thames' as the vast river which flows through central London. Far away from the city, the river takes on a very different persona, it is wild and full of life. I created this map to communicate the importance of the river to the wildlife and many towns it passes.