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Goring

Oxfordshire


Slow Ways linking Goring and Aldermaston Wharf, East Ilsley, Henley-on-Thames, Newbury, Reading, Thatcham, Wallingford

England / Oxfordshire / Goring

Goring’s seven Slow Ways are 71% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 7/7
verified: 4/7
and surveyed: 2/7

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Walk to Goring from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Aldermaston Wharf—Goring
Aldgor one Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 330m Descent 332m
East Ilsley—Goring
Easgor one Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 164m Descent 224m
Goring—Henley-on-Thames
Gorhen one Survey me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 242m Descent 260m
Goring—Reading
Gorrea one Enjoy me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 150m Descent 141m
Goring—Reading
Gorrea two Enjoy me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 154m Descent 145m
Goring—Wallingford
Gorwal one Enjoy me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 56m Descent 54m
Goring—Wallingford
Gorwal two Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 50m Descent 53m
Newbury—Goring
Newgor one Review me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 446m Descent 470m
Thatcham—Goring
Thagor one Verify me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 392m Descent 417m
Thatcham—Goring
Thagor two Pioneer me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 279m Descent 305m

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Collective progress

73% of Goring’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

9/10

reviewed

4/10

surveyed

6/10

verified

14 people have contributed to Goring’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Goring

154km out of 181km have been walked and reviewed

415km of reviews have been shared in Goring

Latest Updates

Thatcham—Goring

Berkshire Walker pledged to walk Thagor one

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I walked this route from Thatcham to Goring on an overcast day in December after a fairly wet autumn, so several footpaths were rather muddy, but all were still passable, and most roads near the route were quiet enough that it would be possible to divert around the worst sections if needed....

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Thatcham—Goring

atul kapila added Thagor two, a new walk from Thatcham to Goring

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Newgor one

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The steepest section is Streatley Hill outside of Goring. The Slow Way leaves Goring via the Thames bridge and there is a steep ascent of Streatley Hill, which gives great views back over the Goring Gap (Photo 1). Aldermaston Wharf to Goring (Aldgor 1) offers an alternative route to skirt the hill via Grim’s Ditch. The Slow Way passes the brewery (Photo 4) and crosses over the M4. I encountered some cows in the field west of the pub [SU548729] (Photo 5)....

Martin Ellis

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Ross Wilkinson took this photo on Gorrea two

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After quite a bit of rain there are sections close to Goring that are a muddy and quite slippery so good grip is important. The section just out of Pangorne towards Goring that are particularly lovely...

Ross Wilkinson

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An enjoyable and mostly rural route through west Berkshire using quiet country lanes and footpaths, with lots of wildlife especially Bluebells in late April. Slightly too much walking on roads to justify a 5 star rating. Apart from the Red Lion pub at Upper Basildon no refreshment stops on route until Goring and Streatley....

Berkshire Walker

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Berkshire Walker surveyed Aldgor one

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This section of the Thames Path can be quite monotonous, and I think this section is probably the least interesting part. I was quite pleased once I got to the Thames Path again, although it became even more muddy here, and I was sliding all about....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Gorwal one

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Lovely route following part of the Ridgeway, with beautiful views of rolling countryside all around....

Sarah_Sarah29

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An alternative to the Gorrea 2 route, which is identical between Goring and Whitchurch, following the attractive Thames Path National Trail. The Thames Path is then left for Pangbourne and from there a long pavement walk alongside the busy A309 into Reading....

Martin Ellis

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Then there is a section of fields to cross, following by quite a long stretch on "quiet lane" roads, which were indeed very quiet, with only an occasional car....

Derick Rethans

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Route is largely on quiet roads and not many footpaths.Follows Chiltern Way Extension in early part. Would be ok for wheels in the mid section. Several pubs on the route and quite easy to navigate....

Sandybay

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East Ilsey to Goring (Easgor 1) review. Note: I walked from Goring to East Ilsey. The Slow Way leaves the Ridgeway at a crossroads, taking a grassy path towards the road into East Ilsey (Photo 3)....

Martin Ellis

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Easy to walk and easy to follow route, with clear signage following the ridgeway through some pretty villages, past lovely churches and along a picturesque stretch of the Thames....

Liz

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The steepest ascent is Streatley Hill at the Goring end. The Slow Way soon enters countryside (Photo 1) to arrive at an early break point at the Cottage Inn in Upper Bucklebury (Photo 2). From Yattendon, there’s a couple of miles of countryside and woods (Photo 6), followed by a gentle ascent up White Hill. The final stretch is a rather steep ascent up Streatley Hill (Photo 7). See Aldermaston Wharf to Goring (AldGor 1) for an alternative route into Goring; east along Grim’s Ditch. The summit of Streatley Hill has three grassy labyrinths to enjoy....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Thagor one

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Nice start and end to route on well kept bridleways, rest of route on what were referred to as 'quiet lanes'. I wondered if they had been old drovers roads gradually upgraded as it was a largely straight line between the 2 river crossings. Not much traffic and some pleasant woodland walking....

Phil Edwards

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Berkshire Walker surveyed Gorrea one

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Unless you need a quick and mainly paved route I would use Gorrea 2 that mostly follows the Thames Path between Goring and Reading....

Berkshire Walker

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An enjoyable riverside walk which is essentially part of the Thames Path National Trail. The walk into Wallingford stays with the Thames Path, ending in some street walking to the High Street....

Martin Ellis

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An enjoyable walk through the Goring Gap which is both part of the Thames Path and the Ridgeway National Trails. Gorwal 2 follows the east side of the river and is signposted the Ridgeway (the Thames Path is on the opposite bank – see Gorwal 1)....

Martin Ellis

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This is a very pleasant route through woodland and quiet lanes, with only one instance of a steep incline. You ascend a rough woodland path (Photo 1) and then a tarmacked lane (Photo 2) into Woodcote. The final leg of the walk is through woods and along the Park and Prime Lane path & bridleway. For walkers interested in extended their route, I recommend adding a stretch of the Goring Heath woodland southeast of Woodcote....

Martin Ellis

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A scenic and easy-to-navigate route following The Thames Path National Trail. At Moulsford, the Thames Path is routed alongside the A329 Reading Road for just over a km through the village....

Ursula

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A pleasant route following The Ridgeway National Trail for roughly the first 9km, passing through the villages of South Stoke, North Stoke and Mongewell. Up to this point the River Thames is largely hidden from view by private gardens but a short walk through the village of South Stoke leads right to the riverbank....

Ursula

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8km, the track becomes a quiet road and leads down past some houses and the golf club towards Streatley. There is no pavement until the road meets the busier Wantage Road at approx....

Ursula

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rdbradley surveyed Gorrea one

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Most of this section is pavements that run along main roads with one section along a main road with high speed vehicles....

rdbradley

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A handy footpath runs south parallel to the road. The Red Lion is on the junction where the route turns south (Photo 3). A footpath leads south (Photo 8) across fields and a copse, to the road into Beenham. There was some road walking through Beenham (Photo 9). 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....

Martin Ellis

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Easgor One follows the Ridgeway across this beautiful part of Berkshire (although we walked this route in reverse)....

Slow Ways Darren

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Easgor one

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This is a wonderfully picturesque route following the Thames path from Goring to Reading (although we walked it in reverse). There's a lovely variety in the countryside with a lovely wooded section (that is quite narrow). I also agree that Pangbourne makes an ideal place to stop for lunch!...

Slow Ways Darren

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Gorrea two

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The route starts in Goring and heads south along the towpath as the river cuts through the Chilterns (The Goring Gap). The towpath switches banks at a former ferry point, forcing the Thames Path away from the river on the approach into Whitchurch....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Gorrea two

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Ozgedrych surveyed Gorrea two

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Ozgedrych surveyed Gorwal one

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For those wanting to stop for a break midway, Pangbourne village has a variety of small shops, cafes and pubs....

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Goring

Berkshire Walker surveyed Goring

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Goring—Wallingford

CorbyTeresaPress added Gorwal two, a new walk from Goring to Wallingford

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Aldermaston Wharf—Goring

Slow Ways added Aldgor one, a new walk from Aldermaston Wharf to Goring

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East Ilsley—Goring

Slow Ways added Easgor one, a new walk from East Ilsley to Goring

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Goring—Henley-on-Thames

Slow Ways added Gorhen one, a new walk from Goring to Henley-on-Thames

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Goring—Reading

Slow Ways added Gorrea one, a new walk from Goring to Reading

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Goring—Reading

Slow Ways added Gorrea two, a new walk from Goring to Reading

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Goring—Wallingford

Slow Ways added Gorwal one, a new walk from Goring to Wallingford

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Newbury—Goring

Slow Ways added Newgor one, a new walk from Newbury to Goring

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Thatcham—Goring

Slow Ways added Thagor one, a new walk from Thatcham to Goring

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Goring, Tue 23 April

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Goring’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU6026380642

Lat / Lon

51.52149° / -1.13280°

Easting / Northing

460,263E / 180,642N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Goring's meeting point

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Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

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Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

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Ferry

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