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Thames Path National Trail – Goring to Shillingford

Starting at the Goring Gap this walks boasting stunning views of the Thames.

The beginning of the walk is marked by a magnificent lock which can be viewed from the bridge above.

Along the way, walkers will pass impressive white water rapids, as well as a brief detour towards the town of Wallingford.

It is considered an easy walk.

How far is the Thames Path National Trail walk?

The Thames Path National Trail spans 15.4km from Goring Gap to Shillingford.

How do I get to The Thames Path National Trail?

The trailhead can be reached from Reading by car in 25 minutes.

There are also car parks situated at either end of the trail.

It can also be reached by train, which will take an average of 25 minutes.

Is there anything else nearby?

The trail offers plenty of watering holes to stop for a drink or bite to eat along the way.

One such stop off is the Beetle and Wedge Boathouse which offers pretty views of the water.

It can be accessed by a direct path from the trail.

Many visitors to the area also enjoy packing a picnic, with plenty of spots to set up camp throughout the walk.

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