Walk C: Goring, The Ridgeway and Lowbury Hill, 12.5 miles, challenging

June 16, 2018 @ 10:15 am
Goring & Streatley Railway Station
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Meet at Goring & Streatley station in time for a 10.15am start. If travelling by train from Reading, take the 9.55am service from platform 12, which is scheduled to arrive at 10.08amHowever, at at the time of writing, the train timetable is still subject to change, so please check again nearer the time.

After a short, sharp climb out of Streatley, we cross a golf course to reach the Ridgeway, the UK’s oldest path. From there onwards, the walk is relatively flat. The Ridgeway climbs gently up to Lowbury Hill, where a Roman temple once stood. We will then follow the Fair Mile down to Moulsford, where we will pick up the Thames Path back into Goring.

The walk is marked “challenging” due to its length, but apart from the first short ascent of around 70m, the terrain is not too difficult. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Trains run from Goring back to Reading every 30 minutes, and there will be the option of a pub stop while we are waiting.

For those that don’t have a Railcard, we will try to travel in groups of 3-9 to take advantage of the GroupSave discount – if you wish to do this please meet at 9:25am prompt outside the Three Guineas pub and carry some change. The discounted ticket will cost around £3.05 (full price £4.60).

This walk is part of National Young Ramblers 2018. However, we would be delighted to welcome all people on this walk, whether you are attending our event or not.

Sat Nav: RG8 0EW or 51.5211 -1.1327

Grid Ref: SU602806