Hilly walk with spectacular views overlooking the Goring Gap (2602)

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    Start date21st October 2023
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    Time10:00 am
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    LocationRG8 0EP
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A circular route taking in the National Trust areas of Lardon Chase, Lough Down and the Holies with spectacular views along the Goring Gap where the Thames cuts through the Chilterns. The route includes the pretty village of Goring and part of the Thames Path.

The start is accessible via train or bus. It is suitable for those able to walk for 3 hours at a moderate pace including some steep hills. Participants are welcome to walk with or without poles. There are numerous options for meals/refreshments in the village after the walk.

Additional information

The walk is on footpaths with some steep and uneven terrain. Hills are steep and rise to a high point of 550 feet with a total ascent of 800 feet.

Please bring drinks and snacks for the walk and dress for the weather conditions. Toilets available at the station, in the village at the village car park and at the Swan hotel.

Plenty of cafes and restaurants/pubs for snacks and meals

Anthea Osborn-Jones. A Foot in the Chilterns.
Meet at Goring and Streatley railway station. There is a pay and display car park at the station or free parking in the village
7.5 Miles
Long walks (7 or more miles)
3 hours
Fairly strenuous (challenging - steep gradients, rough terrain)
Yes (For older children able to walk the distance on rough and steep terrain. Parents must be responsible for their children)
Yes (Buses from Oxford or Reading Trains from Didcot, Reading and London)