Goring and Moulsford Thames Walk

  • February 2, 2014 · 9:45 AM
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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.

Walk Description

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

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  • Gareth P.

    Nice area, great walk and a good day out!

    February 3, 2014

  • Andrew. M

    Very nice walk once again. Cheers folks!

    February 3, 2014

  • Lorretta

    Was lovely to meet you all on Sunday, had a fab time, really looking forward to the next one (if I get to the top of the waitlist!)

    February 3, 2014

  • Lyndon

    made a change eating Chocalate rather than walking in it!

    3 · February 3, 2014

  • Anna H.

    Sunshine... great views... happy, happy, happy!

    1 · February 3, 2014

    • Katrina M.

      Sounds like you were on the chocolate too :)

      1 · February 3, 2014

  • David C.

    A really good walk...great scenery...great weather...great pub...very little mud. Thanks guys

    February 3, 2014

  • Katrina M.

    Enjoyed the first snowdrops I've seen this year, plus catkins, and the kilo of choc c/o Mark at lunchtime was hugely appreciated. Felt quite hyperactive after lunch. Fortunately it didn't last.

    February 2, 2014

  • Isabelle

    Really nice walk. Interesting countryside, lovely weather, great company...... what else could we want! Thanks to you all for coming :)

    2 · February 2, 2014

  • cindy

    sorry to do this after you were so kind to squeeze me in.... I had a rotten night last night- just couldn't sleep.... Now tired and grouchy and very bad company ...... Sorry.... Hope to see you next time.....

    February 2, 2014

  • cindy

    Dear Colin and Leon

    February 2, 2014

  • cindy

    Dear Colin and Leon

    February 2, 2014

  • Sue

    The train from London departs at 8.43 no change.

    February 2, 2014

  • David E

    Colin, sorry to drop out at short notice, but have a bad cold.
    Have a good walk.

    February 2, 2014

  • Mark................. & D.

    Katrina, keep it to yourself, its going to be solid sunshine all day!! According to http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648301

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Katrina M.

    Weather tomorrow....?

    February 1, 2014

  • carole

    Sorry but unable to attend now

    January 30, 2014

  • Prema Claire P.

    I have to take a flight out of Maidenhead to Rushden international... Will be back with you all very soon as you know I can't stay away! :o)

    January 30, 2014

  • Katharine

    Thanks for the email, Colin. I've got a heavy cold. It's looking like 50:50. Let me know if you want a definite answer either way, and by when.

    January 30, 2014

  • Shakira

    Gotta pull out, I have hurt my ankle can't walk on it much :( grrrrrr

    January 30, 2014

  • Rod G.

    Sorry mad weekend ahead.

    January 29, 2014

  • Stuart P.

    Swim for your lives !

    January 29, 2014

  • Liam

    If required, does anyone know how to build an Ark ?

    January 29, 2014

  • Val S.

    Glug glug.... Would it be ok if I bring a couple of guests along? I know there's a waiting list, but I'm staying with them on the Saturday, so it would seem rude not to ask them.....

    January 27, 2014

    • Colin

      just sent you an email Val

      January 28, 2014

  • Liam

    We may need snorkel and flippers rather than walking boots if the Thames level does not drop.

    1 · January 13, 2014

    • Mark................. & D.

      If you could bring some snorkels Liam. But not to worry about those who have been waddling through the mud these last few weeks, as our feet have already morphed into flippers. quack, quack!! ;o)

      January 27, 2014

  • Carla

    Hi all. Anyone going from Oxford?

    January 13, 2014

    • Katrina M.

      You're welcome to a lift if I do go (probably :-)

      January 15, 2014

    • Carla

      Ah, that would be awesomer! :)

      January 15, 2014

  • Gary Scott W.

    Sorry tad too far out for me.

    January 13, 2014

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