Walk length 12 miles/19km approx. Circular.
A very scenic walk from Goring to Moulsford using a mixture of landscapes from woodland trails to river paths.
We start off from the small Chiltern Town of Goring-on-Thames, which has many historic buildings dating back to the sixteenth Century. The walk then follows a westerly route across to Moulsford past uphill wood and then south back to Goring. The town of Goring marks the westerly edge of the Chiltern Hills.
The walk uses parts of a number of important national trails including the Ridgeway and the Thames Path. The Ridgeway is an ancient trail described by many as the oldest road in Britain and is about 87 miles long. The Thames Path follows the Thames River from its source near Kemble to the Thames Barrier at Charlton and is about 184 miles long.
Lunch and Finish
Please bring a snack lunch and water for the walk. The walk should finish at about 4.30pm and include a 30 min snack lunch stop & pub at the end, however the time may be earlier or later than this depending on the weather and pace (we have a relaxed pace which includes sightseeing and photography).
Transport and meeting
Meet Outside Goring and Streatley station from 9.45am for the walk to start at 10.00am.
By car: The Wheel Orchard council car Park, Off Station Road, Goring, RG8 0LL. Free on a Sunday (10 min walk to rail station, see map); may also be other free car parking close to the station. The Station Car Park is £4.60.
By train: The 09.03am train from London Paddington gets to Goring and Streatley for 09.56am (change at Reading). Please check the first great western site for more details. See First Great Western
I would encourage you to seek other members who are driving, or take advantage of a group save on the train.
Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Leon[masked] and Colin 07709305681.
RSVP: The organizers monitor non-attendance; we will ban anyone who 'no shows' twice for our events. You are also asked to please update your RSVP at least 24 hours beforehand.
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Weather: Updates will be posted; see also BBC Weather Please see ourweather policy
Dog Policy: As a group we allow and enjoy dogs on our walks however we do ask dog owners to read our dog policy
Walking Safety: Walking is a great way to keep fit and generally very safe; however it does contain an element of risk. Before going on any of these walks you need to be reasonably fit and be prepared to be responsible for your own safety. You must wear appropriate clothing such as proper walking boots, warm and wet weather clothing and carry sufficient food and water. Please see our Terms and Conditions