Goring Circular walk
An undulating route through Berkshire with lunch at The Bell, a refreshingly traditional pub.
Main walk: 18km (11.2 miles). 5 hours 30 minutes. For the whole outing, including trains, sights and meals, allow at least 9 hours.
YHA Version: 12.5km (8 miles)
OS Landranger Map 174 Explorer Map 159 and 170
4 out of 10
Leaves Goring with a pretty vista over the Thames, before following the Ridgeway path up on to the Downs.
Lunch is at the excellent Bell Inn in Aldworth (a CAMRA Pub of the Year, cosy in winter, beer garden in summer). St Mary's, the village church, is worth a visit.
There are longer and shorter afternoon routes. They both end with a steep climb, and a lovely view over the Thames, before a steep descent, and re-crossing the Thames into Goring
Trains go from London Paddington to Goring and Streatley, journey time is one hour. (Catching a fast train to Reading and changing there can reduce your travel time to 45 minutes.)
Saturday Walkers Club : Take the train nearest to 9.50am from London Paddington
Across the river in Goring:
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Out (not a train station)
Back (not a train station)
National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline (bus times): 0871 200 22 33 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234
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This is just the introduction. This walk's detailed directions are in a PDF available from wwww.walkingclub.org.uk