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View mid afternoon

View mid afternoon

by Saturdaywalker

Approaching South Soke

Approaching South Soke

by Saturdaywalker

Crossing the Cornfield

Crossing the Cornfield

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Crossing the cornfield

Crossing the cornfield

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Thames swans

Thames swans

by magyardave2002

Cholsey to Goring via Wallingford Walk

The Thames Path to Wallingford, rolling hills and South Stoke, finishing along the Thames path

Length 20.5 km (12.8m)
Toughness 4/10, ascent 200m; descent 198m. This walk is stile-free.
Maps Explorer 170 Abingdon, Wantage and White Horse and 171 Chiltern Hills West

This is a companion walk to the Cholsey to Goring walk SWC 49 but takes a completely different route. It starts with a 2km stretch through the village of Cholsey to reach the riverside Thames path where you turn left and continue all the way to the bustling market town of Wallingford and your riverside lunch-time pub the Boat House.

After lunch you leave the river Thames and take paths around and across fields in the gently rolling Oxfordshire countryside with some fine and expansive views before visiting the attractive village of South Stoke and some refreshments at the Perch and Pike pub.

From South Stoke the short, last leg of the walk is along the Ridgeway and Thames Path to Goring where if you arrive before 5pm tea and cakes await you at Pierreponts café. Otherwise there are some excellent pubs in the village or you can rest by the river and enjoy the views before a short walk to the station.

The walk is best done in April to June or early autumn. It is a long, exposed walk so in hot, mid-summer weather, it could be fairly tiring.


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Out: (not a train station)

Back: (not a train station)

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Start: OX10 9QD | Directions at 4pm

Finish: RG8 0EP | [Directions] at 10am


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National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234



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