Ridgeway to Railway, 12 miles, moderate/challenging

April 28, 2024 @ 10:45 am – 4:00 pm
Goring and Streatley station,
Gatehampton Rd
Goring, Reading RG8 0EP
Andrew K

This 12-mile linear walk from Goring will journey along the historic Ridgeway, before following the old railway line back into Didcot.

Advance booking is not required, but if you plan on attending this walk, please indicate this on Meetup if you can, so others can see that there will be plenty of people going.

Pace: medium. Ascent: 250m.

NOTE: The route has been modified slightly from that originally advertised, reducing it from 14 to 12 miles.

Walk details

From Goring we will cross the bridge over to Streatley. Going out of Streatley we will follow Rectory Road until it becomes the Ridgeway.

We’ll be following the Ridgeway – Britain’s oldest road – for several miles, before heading down towards Blewbury.

Once in Blewbury we’ll make a stop at one of the village pubs for some much-needed refreshment. Afterwards we will make our way over to Upton before joining the path of the old railway embankment for the last couple of miles back to Didcot Parkway.

Travel details

By public transport

From Didcot, the 10.12 train arrives at Goring & Streatley at 10.22. From Reading, the 10.26 train arrives at Goring & Streatley at 10.38.

By car

Trains are hourly between Didcot and Goring & Streatley on Sundays, so there is an option to park your car at one end of the route and get the train either before the walk or after.


  • Please bring a packed lunch and a drink.
  • Please feel free to contact the leader with queries about the walk, or if you are delayed on the day.