A Gap in the Landscape (ref 37)

Saturday 16 Sep ~ 2:00 PM

This circular walk starts/finishes at Goring railway station. Out route initially follows the Chiltern Way taking us up through Great Chalk Wood onto the Chilterns plataux. Here there are some fine views across Goring Gap. We descend through Hartslock Nature Reserve to the river and follow the Thames Path to Goring Lock. A short walk takes us through the village back to the railway station. On this walk we will have the opportunity to take in the special landscape of Goring Gap, where the Chilterns AONB meets the North Wessex Downs AONB - a landscape which has been forged by nature and adapted by man over thousands of years.

Route Details

5.5 miles
Appox 3 hours
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)



Meeting arrangements

Meet at Goring & Streatley Railway Station (RG8 0ES), OS Gid Ref: 602805

Walk Leader

Philippa Sanders - Pipsticks Walks & Betina Kirkham - Kirkham Landscape Planning

Public Transport Links

Train: Goring & Streatley (London/Reading - Didcot/Oxford). Various bus routes operate to/from the station.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


500 ft ascent/descent Some steep up/down sections but we will take our time. Good paths/track but may be muddy in parts after rain.

Further Information

Pre/post walk refreshment available in Goring village (cafes/pubs). Toilets in Goring village car park (Station Road). Suitable for children over 12, when accompanied by an adult.

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This project has been part funded by the The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Chilterns LEADER programme. The grant received through this programme has helped make these festivals happen. 


Complete Outdoors are our primary sponsors for 2018 & 2019. At their Bourne End (Herts) shop, you will discover all of the equipment, clothing and accessories you need to launch your next expedition into the great outdoors - whether a day's hike close to home, or an assault on the Matterhorn.


A family owned and run Henley brewer and award-winning pub company which has been at the heart of British life for over 200 years. Many of the company's 132 pubs are located in picturesque rural and town centre settings across The Chilterns.


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