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Medium walks (4-6 miles)
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Views of the Thames Walks

These circular walks take you from picturesque Goring along the River Thames, through wildflower meadows and to the top of the North Wessex Downs. There are amazing views of the Chiltern Hills and Thames Valley. Along the way you can see features of interest and wildlife such as red kites, kingfishers and muntjac deer. You can start, break or finish your walk with a tasty meal or refreshing drink.

A children's quiz has been developed for the Goring section of this walk. There are fun questions for children to answer as they go round the route about what they can see. Download the quiz and answer sheets below.

For those with a particular interest in the historic, geological and archaeological features to be found along the route of the Goring walk there is a downloadable sheet with further information.


NEW APP!! A free App containing two Goring-on-Thames stile-free walks is now available. There is a 5.3 mile scenic route taking you up into the Chiltern Hills and back along the River Thames , or a gentler 3.7 mile stile-free route taking in quiet lanes and the River Thames.

Fun for the kids: the Flat Route includes quiz questions to keep the children entertained. Look out for the Brain Bugs on the map!


You will find these walks in the free Handheld Tours app, available for Android and iOSHandheld Tours on App store:  

   Handheld Tours on App store   


 Android app on Google Play




Toilets, parking, refreshments and accomodation all available in Goring

Getting There

Excellent train service to Goring & Streatley from London, Reading, Oxford and stations in between. Buses from Reading, Wallingford and Didcot.

Disabled Access

Due to narrow kissing gates these walks are not suitable for wheelchairs or mobility scooters.


Goring & Streatley, Oxfordshire

OS Map

Sheet 171: Chiltern Hills West

Grid Reference



4, 4.5, 5.5, 7.5 or 10 mile walks

Information Available

Dogs Allowed

Under close control. On leads when livestock present


The Swan at StreatleyThe Swan at Streatley is an intimate country hotel with 39 ensuite bedrooms, offering informal luxury, a warm welcome, delicious food and tip-top service.  The breath-taking river frontage provides ever changing views from the Riverside Restaurant and Bar, Terrace and Boat House Deli & Café. You’ll find helpful, friendly staff, local, seasonal food and a relaxed, chic style. 

There are numerous walks and rides from the front door including The Ridgeway and Thames Path National Trails, or you can hire a boat to explore this beautiful area.

Tel 01491 878800  www.theswanatstreatley.com


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