Goring to Pangbourne


  • Start: Goring and Streatley station (station code GOR, postcode RG8 0EP)
  • Finish: Pangbourne station (station code PAN, postcode RG8 7DY)
  • Distance: 14.27km
  • Total ascent: 64m
  • Naismith time: 3h 14m
  • London terminus: Paddington
  • Ticketing: Day return to Goring and Streatley
  • Intermediate transport: Buses to Reading (and one afternoon journey to Pangbourne and Goring) from Upper Basildon (9.97km)
  • Facilities: All facilities in Goring, Streatley and Pangbourne; pub at Upper Basildon (9.97km)


The “obvious” route from Goring to Pangbourne is along the Thames Path: flat until the nippy rise and fall through Whitchurch. This walk avoids the river (and the demon cycle-speedsters who lay waste to the surface of the Thames Path and other routes) in favour of the hillier ground to the west. The route crosses the river at Streatley (hello, Jerome K Jerome!) and climbs, meeting Grim’s Ditch on the way, before turning east to Upper Basildon and the descent to the river at Pangbourne.


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