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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Saturday Walk Pangbourne Circular

Pangbourne Circular

This walk starts with a stretch of the Thames Path and then moves away from the river for an easy walk through Oxfordshire woods and fields. You will need the download instructions to get to the lunch pub, as the pub in the book is closed.

Length 8.5 miles (13.6km) 3 out of 10

Travel: Take the 0957 Didcot Parkway train from Paddington (1005 Ealing Broadway) for a direct train to Pangbourne (1104), or the 1015 Cheltenham Spa train, changing at Reading (arr 1039) for the 1056 Didcot Parkway train arriving Pangbourne at 1104.
Return trains are xx17 and xx47 with the option of changing at Reading for a faster journey to Paddington.

Lunch: is the Sun Inn (tel 0118 9842260) at Hill Bottom. (Food 12:00-3:00)

Tea: As well as the options in the instructions, the Ferryboat Inn near the station has been recommended.


1 comment:

Bill S said...

Just n=5 of us on this largely mud free walk on a dry,_mainly_overcast_day_with_occasional_patches_of_blue . Come decision time we decided to take the short cut thus missing out the alternative routes to both the new lunchtime pub (the Sun Inn) and the now closed original one. Instead we carried on to the Greyhound in Whitchurch where the service was fast and friendly.

Having spent pleasant hour over an unhurried and relaxed lunch we strolled across the toll bridge into to Pangbourne. One of our number then set off along the Thames for a addition mini circular walk. The rest of us, having just missed the 14.47, ambled around the village (town?) for 20 minutes before returning to the station in time of the 15.17.

The two of us who changed trains at Reading were rewarded by the sight of a steam hauled excursion pulling into the station, which we later passed at speed when our later train caught up with it. (For those who are interested in such things the steam loco was the Merchant Navy Class Clan Line).

An enjoyable day out made more so by the added novelty of a pub lunch shortly before the end of the walk, something I could happily get used to.