Forests and Hills of Goring Gap - Saturday 16 November

Join us as we explore the natural wonder of Goring Gap. Renowned for its beauty, the area has featured in films including the remake of Pride and Prejudice, and was even the inspiration for the illustrations in the original book that was Wind in the Willows.

It is at Goring Gap that the broad Thames valley narrows as the river passes between the Chiltern Hills and the Berkshire Downs. An extraordinary feature formed by melt water produced at the end of the last ice age, its creation was so momentous that without it the Thames would be today 30 miles north.

Our journey will take us across the hills and forests of this beautiful area, finishing off, as we usually do, with food and drink in a local pub.

Meet: Paddington Station - in front of Delice de France and Upper Crust outlets. As you enter the station from the underground you will see them on the right. The outlets are marked 9 and 10 on the station map - please see the following link

Meeting time: 10.15 am (leaving on 10.45 train)

Price: £26 (includes transport and full-day guided hike) Please pay before the trip using the secure PayPal link at the top Price does not include meals and drinks

Distance: 9 miles

Hike level: easy to medium

Estimated return time to London: 9PM

Things to bring: hiking boots, waterproof clothing, water, packed lunch to eat at half way, money for end of day pub dinner, camera


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  • Deborah G.

    Great hike to do in the midst of all the wonderful autumn colours, well organised and lovely people.

    November 19, 2013

  • Carole

    Really lovely day, great people and a stunning area. Thanks Tania and Kieran :)

    November 19, 2013

  • Tania

    An exciting hike with lots of beautiful views - and great group of people too!

    November 19, 2013

  • Kieran

    Pheasants, migratory geese, Bentleys, and Lamborghinis ...

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Kieran

    Beautiful hills, picturesque valleys, and scenic woodlands. Goring Gap really is a gorgeous location. A big thank you to everyone who joined us on this trail!

    November 18, 2013

  • Sue

    Great walk and met some lovely people!

    November 17, 2013

  • Antonella


    November 17, 2013

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    A former member


    November 16, 2013

  • Tania

    If you are experiencing problems with signing up to a trip, please contact the organisers via email: [masked]. Thanks. Tania

    October 24, 2013

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