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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Midweek day walk Cholsey to Goring

Cholsey to Goring

Fairly gentle climbs through Oxfordshire and Berkshire countryside ending with a southerly stretch along the Thames.

Book 3* Walk 49      *online only

Length :  24 km or 15 miles

Toughness :  3 out of 10

Getting there :  Catch the 10:15 am Cardiff train from London Paddington (platform 4 ATTOW) to Reading changing there to catch the 10:53 (platform 12 ATTOW) to Oxford alighting at Cholsey OR ...
If travelling from Ealing Broadway ...
Catch the 10:05 am to Oxford (with no changes, and where, at Reading you'll be joined by the Paddingtonians), alight at Cholsey.

Please note that Bakerloo tube trains are not stopping at Paddington till mid-August

Meeting point :  Cholsey Station at 11:11

Tickets :  Buy a cheap day return to Cholsey

Brief Description

This is a request from the SWC gastro sub-committee, so those who wish to eat in the Red Lion Blewbury should have good food.
Others with a packed lunch will be able to stop in St. Michael's Churchyard in this scenic village.
Quite a long walk, but gently undulating with a total ascent of 240 Metres (or 800 feet in old money).
Literature buffs may like to note that there's an opportunity to visit Agatha Christie's grave in St. Mary's churchyard , Cholsey at the start of the walk

You may find full details if this walk here and a PDF here

Suggested Lunch stop

The Red Lion Blewbury t:  01235 850403

Suggested Tea stops

The Beetle and Wedge Boathouse, Ferry Lane, Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 9JF t: 01491 6513

More dining/tea options may be found in the Walk's details here


OS Explorer : 170

Return train times

Trains return from Goring and Streatley at the following times  15:46 | 16:12 | 16:46 | 17:13 | 17:42 | 18:12
Walkers returning to Paddington may expedite their journey by changing at Reading and catching a nice air conditioned intercity train.


Anonymous said...


Exposed hot walk with little breeze to cool on a relentlessly sunny and humid day. All refreshment stops visited by most walkers.

Anonymous said...

sounds horrendous ?!

Anonymous said...

Managed to short circuit some of the really exposed part by visiting the first refreshment stop which was at aston tirrold . It turned out to be a foodie pub and proper restaurant. I had the wild mushroom soup which was served with a red nasturtium on top. Not to be missed but pricey if you have a main course.
would say well worth it if you feel like splashing out.jfk the hostess will look after you if you ring ahead to let her know.