4.1 of 5 (6 votes)

A Thames walk from Pangbourne

A leisurely walk (riverside) starting and finishing in West Berkshire, England, about 7.80km (4.85 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 42m (137ft)
Descent 42m (137ft)
Max. Elevation 80m (262ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 84m (274ft)
Reading Road, Goring
Distance 7.80km
Duration ~2:15h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 10 Apr 2016
A short stretch of the Thames just outside Reading makes for a good, short walk. There's a bit of meandering through towns at the start and finish but otherwise its woods and rivers for a little taste of the country.

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Take the train to Pangbourne, a couple of stops outside Reading.
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You'll need to cross the Thames before you can walk alongside it. Head right out of the station, then down to Whitchurch Road. Cross via the bridge (obviously).
About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
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Pass through Whitchurch on Thames. The Thames Path heads along Hartslock Bridleway.
About 1.05 km (~0.65 miles) from
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At the end of the lane, the path continues through a small woodland cutting then joins the river.
About 1.11 km (~0.69 miles) from
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From here, follow the woodland path along the river.
About 0.54 km (~0.34 miles) from
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Here, you can head straight to the station before you cross the railway line, or keep to the Thames path for a bit longer.
About 1.47 km (~0.91 miles) from
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If time allows, follow the Thames into Streatley.
About 1.03 km (~0.64 miles) from
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At the bridge, it's right to Goring and the station, left to Streatley and the Youth Hostel, and beyond that the Ridgeway National Trail.
About 1.11 km (~0.69 miles) from
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Head back for the train home.
About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from

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