GoringWallingford

Gorwal one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

12km/7mi

Ascent

56m

Descent

54m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Goring and Wallingford.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Goring and Wallingford.

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2)

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Surveys

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Description Note
Grade 4: Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Maybe present Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation < £50 (1)
Present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Not present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Maybe present Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 30.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

1.0% of the route is on roads (1)

1.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

10.0% of the route is paved (1)

15.0% of the route is muddy (1)

3.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

20.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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1 surveys

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4X June 2021 by Ozgedrych
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Start and end points

Goring
Grid Ref SU6026380642
Lat / Lon 51.52149° / -1.13280°
Easting / Northing 460,263E / 180,642N
What3Words hawks.thickens.shrug
Wallingford
Grid Ref SU6072189371
Lat / Lon 51.59992° / -1.12469°
Easting / Northing 460,721E / 189,371N
What3Words cried.lyricist.recline

Gorwal One's land is

Arable 25.0%
Pasture 38.7%
Urban 36.3%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Martin Ellis

27 Mar 2022

Goring to Wallingford (Gorwal 1) review.

An enjoyable riverside walk which is essentially part of the Thames Path National Trail. The route is on the west bank of the river (see Gorwal 2 for the east side alternative).

From Goring Station, head to the Thames and cross the bridge. Turn right down Church Lane and across a field to the tow path. The riverside path was dry for my walk but can get muddy (Photo 1).

The route briefly leaves the river, joining a lane through Moulsford. After this, the towpath resumes. It passes under a brick viaduct and into the Cholsey Marsh Nature Reserve (Photo 2). This section of the Slow Way is attractive, but can get overgrown and muddy.

The walk into Wallingford stays with the Thames Path, ending in some street walking to the High Street.


Ursula

28 Sep 2021

A scenic and easy-to-navigate route following The Thames Path National Trail. I walked the route from Wallingford to Goring.
Mostly the path is alongside the riverbank with views to the opposite side and lots of opportunities to watch life on the river. There is a mix of tarmacked paths, smooth gravel tracks, grassy trail and some wooded paths with exposed tree roots. On a warm late-September day, all the paths were lovely and dry. There are a couple of gates along the way, no stiles but a short flight of steps.
At Moulsford, the Thames Path is routed alongside the A329 Reading Road for just over a km through the village. This is quite a busy road, fortunately with a pavement. Returning to the riverbank at the south end of Moulsford, the Beetle and Wedge Inn is conveniently placed if you fancy some refreshment. The Thames Path goes right through the outdoor seating area!
Just past the Beetle and Wedge, watch out for the ‘Egyptian House’ – one of several imposing properties with gardens to the river.
Arriving in Goring, there is an easy walk over the bridge into the town.


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