Aldermaston WharfGoring

Aldgor one
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19km/12mi

Ascent

330 m

Descent

332 m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Aldermaston Wharf and Goring.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Aldermaston Wharf and Goring.

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Aldermaston Wharf
Grid Ref SU6012967345
Lat / Lon 51.40196° / -1.13699°
Easting / Northing 460,129E / 167,345N
What3Words cups.blanked.professed
Goring
Grid Ref SU6026380642
Lat / Lon 51.52149° / -1.13280°
Easting / Northing 460,263E / 180,642N
What3Words hawks.thickens.shrug

Aldgor One's land is

Arable 28.0%
Other 0.9%
Pasture 33.6%
Urban 19.7%
Woods 17.7%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

review


Martin Ellis

29 Aug 2021 (edited 26 Apr 2022)

Aldermaston Wharf to Goring (Aldgor 1) review.

An enjoyable walk through the North Wessex Downs, mainly along country lanes and through attractive copses.

NB: I walked the route Goring to Aldermaston Wharf (the name has changed from Gorald 1).

The route begins at Goring Station. Cross the bridge into Streatley, and take Vicarage Lane and a footpath to the Reading Road. A handy footpath runs south parallel to the road. Then head west up the ‘Grim’s Ditch’ bridleway. This is the steepest ascent of the walk (Photo 1).

Follow a lane and then a rough footpath through Growcroft Copse (Photo 2). There’s bit of a descent here and also a nearby shooting range; a sign advises dogs be kept on leads.

There’s a stretch of road walking southeast into Upper Basildon. There was very little traffic on my walk. The Red Lion is on the junction where the route turns south (Photo 3).

The walk continues south past a couple of properties. The footpath at SU589749 was a little hard to spot (Photo 4). The bridleway at SU587747 was overgrown (Photo 5). I’m not sure anyone would mind or notice if you took the private road to bypass this corner.

Cross the M4 footbridge and there follows a pleasant stroll through copses (Photo 6) and out past a farm (Photo 7) – some sheep shooing was required!

The route follows a quiet road into Bradfield Southend. It’s a short detour to The Queens Head. A footpath leads south (Photo 8) across fields and a copse, to the road into Beenham. The path was narrow and muddy in places.

There was some road walking through Beenham (Photo 9). At St Mary’s Church (SU591685) the route switches to a wide, albeit rutted, lane through woodland (Photo 10). This joins a road past a factory to arrive at Aldermaston Station.

This was a very pleasant Slow Way. I would give the walk from Goring to Upper Basildon 5 stars, and the route as a whole one less for the amount of road walking thereafter.


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