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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Midweek Day Walk - Pangbourne Circular

Pangbourne Circular

Father Thames, a toll bridge, and Whitchurch hill

Book 3* Walk 170

* (Online only)

Length :  14 km or 9 miles

Toughness : 3 out of 10

Getting there : Catch the 10:15 am train from London Paddington to Pangbourne changing at Reading
Catch the 10:05 am from Ealing Broadway

Meeting point : Pangbourne Station at 11:00 am

Tickets : Buy a cheap day return to Pangbourne

Brief Description

You may find full details  here and a downloadable PDF map here

Suggested Lunch stops

The Miller of Mansfield t: 01491 872829
The Catherine Wheel t: 01491 872379

Suggested Tea stops

It appears that the Lou La Belle Café may have closed, however it may be worth exploring the Café St Louis at 3-5 Reading Road t: 0118 984 2246


OS Explorer : 171

Return train times

Trains return from Pangbourne to London Stations at the following times ...
16:17 | 16:51 | 17:20 | 17:47 |  and then 17 and 47 minutes past the hour if you decide to have an evening meal in Pangbourne. 


Wendy Gibson said...

Is anyone going on this Wednesdays walk?

Chris - the other one said...

yes I am planning on going

Mike A said...

I'm intending to go too.
Fingers crossed that the rain holds off!
Also, you may leave the walk at Goring in which case you'll need to by a Day Return to that station.

Colin said...

Suggest this walk be done clockwise for variety and to avoid wind in our faces on the higher ground after lunch.

PeteB said...

n=9 on this walk. Weather w=fine-and-dry.
Excellent winter outing and we all did the walk anticlockwise. most ate at the Miller of Mansfield where portions of some portions were a little lacking. Pierreponts cafe has an excellent lunch menu and this cafe should perhaps get a mention as a lunch option for this walk.
After lunch the group split up but 5 of us did the lovely Thames Path route back to Pangbourne where 4 of us had delicious teas and cakes at Cafe St Louis which has been refurbished to become an up-market bar and open until 9pm or so.