Walk - Goring - Cold Harbour circular, 6 miles (9.5 km)

Walk Background

From the banks of the River Thames this walk follows an undulating route in an arc to the north, east and south of Goring, passing through a succession of attractive wooded areas. Near the end there are superb views across the Thames Valley to the Berkshire Downs.

Some moderately muddy stretches in the woods but all the climbs are modest and gradual, and overall the walk is dog friendly too with a low stile count which are easy to get through.

Start Point

We meet in the council car park behind The Catherine Wheel in Goring (which is free on a Sunday), look out for the big yellow mini. The area is better shown in this Map link

We start the walk at 10AM sharp. (Please ensure your at the start point at least 10 mins beforehand).

Walking grading: Moderate (Approx Height gain ?).

Dog friendliness: Low stile count.

Estimated walk end time: 12:45 - 1:00PM

Lunch 

For lunch afterwards, we may be trying The Catherine Wheel itself, which it says is the oldest pub in Goring; it has recently had new management and I'll have to check about Sunday roasts.

If you would like to go to lunch, please add a comment to the post "Use the Reply button below to add a comment to say if you would like to stay for lunch". Select the reply button, enter your comment and then hit the 'Return' key.

On this occasion lunch will only be booked if there are sufficient numbers wanting lunch.

If we don't see a request we will assume "No" for lunch.

Car Shares

We like to reduce the impact on the areas we visit and its sometimes difficult to find places with adequate parking, so we encourage lift shares with our regular drivers
If you need a lift, please post below indicating that you'd like a lift.

There's some comprehensive notes on Car Shares on our message board.

Donations

We would welcome a donation of around £1 towards ongoing overhead costs associated with the Meetup service and ancillary costs. We would be grateful if this was done before the start of the walk.

For new members or walkers, please read the Walkers Guide thread in the forum.

Contact Number

My mobile number is [masked] for notification of delay or cancellation, or help with directions if lost.

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  • Nicola

    A lovely walk in glorious sunshine, lots of variation and just enough hills! A great choice Beth. Some really great company too.

    September 30, 2013

  • John S

    Nice walk as always - good variant in which we volunteered which way to go at various points :)

    September 30, 2013

  • Liz W.

    A great first walk with the group. Enjoyed meeting you all. Beth, thanks for leading.

    September 29, 2013

  • Vilma

    A very enjoyable walk with lovely people on a fab. day. Thankyou Beth.

    September 29, 2013

  • Angela

    Really lovely scenery, food and company. Thanks Beth for organising the walk and pub.

    September 29, 2013

  • Brian S.

    A lovely walk with great company in a beautiful area and some long overdue autumn sunshine

    September 29, 2013

  • linda

    Lovely walk with good company. Thanks Beth.

    September 29, 2013

  • Peter L.

    very good nice variation of woods and open country nice to get to know countryside only seen from train up till now thanks Beth for scouting route and then leading

    September 29, 2013

  • Sue B.

    Lovely interesting walk. Thanks Beth

    September 29, 2013

  • Gavin W.

    Oh thank you for extending the numbers. If anyone wants a lift from the Kidlington area, and who isn't staying for lunch (if they want a lift back) then please let me know, no charge ! cheers G.

    September 28, 2013

    • Gavin W.

      sorry Marie, forgot to check my messages and then in the end I could not go anyway. Next time I'll be more reliable I promise

      September 29, 2013

    • marie p.

      No problem have a car

      September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello. ..I did not realise waitlist had worked and given me a place so I have stayed in London this weekend. Really sorry. ... have only just seen that you kindly extended number of places!

    September 29, 2013

  • Gavin W.

    seems we're dropping like flies. I can't make it either I'm afraid, sorry.

    September 29, 2013

  • margaret m.

    Hi - Have only picked this up now ,as I`ve been away part of the wk/end and have now made other plans today -sorry .
    I got a crazy american message as this system didn`t work first time .
    Margaret

    September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, not able to make it now as I aggravated a muscle strain yesterday :( Hope to join you all again very soon.

    September 29, 2013

  • Beth E.

    Lunch has been booked at The Catherine Wheel for 1.30 pm, 19 people, but will confirm exact numbers with them tomorrow morning when I'll take a count during the walk. Sunday roast is £11 (pork or beef) or a little bit extra if you want both meats. Haven't checked on puds though (?).

    September 28, 2013

  • Morgane

    Apologies but I am feeling really unwell and won't be able to join the walk. Hope you all enjoy it

    September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Beth,
    Change of plans I afraid so I can't make it now - it'll free up a lunch spot for someone.
    Paul

    September 28, 2013

  • Peter L.

    Jeannie
    Strange I thought I had already sent an answer today but can't see it. I only noticed your message today can pick you up about 9.05 at Donnington Bridge traffic lghts down Abingdon Road outside where the are bulding yet another Tescos can you confim you have seen my message my mobile is[masked]

    September 28, 2013

  • Liz W.

    If you do decide to extend the numbers for the walk, I wouldn't be staying for lunch either!

    September 28, 2013

  • Gavin W.

    wow I've never seen a walk full before ! Is 20 the limit then ? Is it not possible that I still come on the walk but not intrude for lunch ? I could pretend I was just a private walker if you like who just happens to be there at the same time ? Or, if anyone else has changed their plans and won't be coming then please push the unattend button - thanks.

    September 28, 2013

  • Vilma

    I'd really like to join you on this walk and stay for lunch tomorrow --
    any chance?

    September 28, 2013

  • Beth E.

    Use the Reply button below to add a comment to say if you would like to stay for lunch.

    September 23, 2013

  • Lali

    Hi everybody,
    I'd like a lift, please. I'm from Oxford, Summertown.Lunch please

    September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lunch please

    September 26, 2013

  • Nick R

    Lunch please

    September 26, 2013

  • Angela

    lunch please

    September 26, 2013

  • lorraine c.

    Lunch please for 2 :) hopefully at catherines wheel- checked out menu & looks real good.

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to seeing you again!
    Peter, could you give me a lift please? That would be very nice.
    I'd like to have lunch with the group, too.

    September 24, 2013

  • John M.

    Doh! One i COULD have got to and i'll be in London!!!

    September 24, 2013

  • Peter L.

    lunch please

    September 24, 2013

  • Nicola

    lunch please

    September 24, 2013

  • Sue B.

    If we're lunching at the Catherine Wheel, it's dog-friendly. Might bring the dog! Best Sue

    September 24, 2013

  • Stephen G.

    Lunch please

    September 24, 2013

  • Julie G.

    lunch please. Beth can we share a lift. x

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to stay for lunch please. First time I have registered for an event, so not sure if I have done it correctly!

    September 23, 2013

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