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Goring circular via Hill Bottom Walk

Rolling Chilterns countryside, forest trails, quiet country lanes and 3 pubs

Length 18.0km (11.3m)
Toughness 4/10 with 342m (1,111 feet) of ascent and descent
Maps Explorer 171, Chiltern Hills West

This circular walk is best done anti-clockwise and the walk instructions are written to reflect this . It is a mix of beautiful, rolling Chilterns countryside, forest trails and quiet country lanes. This is a spring to early autumn walk. The best time to do it however is probably late April or early May when the foliage of the beech trees is at its most vibrant and where there should be good displays of bluebells and other spring flowers in some woods. Sections of the trails through woods will be muddy after rain.

There are very short but safe stretches along potentially busy roads. There are three pubs en route before you reach Goring. At the end of the walk there is Pierreponts, a lovely, friendly tea stop by the River Thames in Goring. It closes at 5pm on Saturdays (not open on Sundays) so you need to pace the walk accordingly (or catch an earlier train!)

This walk takes a completely different route to the Goring Circular SWC 17. Before lunch the route intersects in some parts with Time Out Book 1, Walk 4 and SWC 3 Walk 170.


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Out: (not a train station)

Back: (not a train station)

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Start: RG8 0EP | Directions


Start walking Large print Using GPS data

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



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