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Beautiful morning stroll of meadows and riverside paths around Goring & Streatley. Easily accessed by train, these self-paced walks are primarily aimed at wheelchair users and their carers; but are lovely walks suitable for everyone including families with buggies.
Members of the Goring Gap Walks and MIGGS (Mobility Issues Group for Goring and Streatley) will greet you and provide you with a map for a self-guided walk. You can start in Goring or Streatley and opt for a walk of 1, 2 or 3 miles on the day, and take it at your own pace. Stopping whenever you want for a rest, a picnic, to take photos or watch wildlife. There will be marshals at points along the route to help you find your way, and to answer any questions you may have.
All routes are fairly level and over reasonably surfaced ground although surface irregularities and unevenness should be expected and on some routes trip hazards may be encountered. Underfoot conditions can be muddy/slippery following rainfall. Kissing gates are large enough for a wheelchair or most models of mobility scooter
This is a chance to sample the Ridgeway and Thames Path national trails and take in the great views of the eastern extremity of the North Wessex Downs AONB, as well as the Chilterns AONB, from both banks of the Thames.
On route, Streatley Recreation Ground provides picnic facilities, green gym and playground equipment together with a ‘wild wood trail’ (stile access) and a circular cinder track all with views to Lardon Chase and Streatley Hill (NT). From here a quick return is possible reversing the outward route or extending slightly by taking a route through the wildflowers in Streatley Meadows to emerge in Streatley High Street.
Walk Leader/organisation: members of the Goring Gap Walks
- Booking: Free. 40 spaces, maximum of 20 for wheelchair, mobility scooter users. Booking essential.
- Distance & approximate duration: 1, 2 or 3 miles depending on joining point and route selected, will take 45 minutes to 1.5 hours
- Difficulty: Easy, generally flat, surfaced public paths, cinder tracks and grassland. No stiles
- Accessibility: Wheelchair and buggy friendly routes, suitable for children, resting points within Streatley Recreation Ground and at Cleeve Lock.
- Dogs: Dogs on leads welcome
- Nearby Refreshments: Plenty on the route. The Coppa Club restaurant / bar and café at The Swan at Streatley are fully accessible. Accessible outdoor and under cover seating at the Village Café and Pierrponts, both in Goring.
- Closest Toilets: Disabled (RADAR) and public toilets at Wheel Orchard car park. Disabled (RADAR) toilet at Goring & Streatley station. Public toilets at station closed on Sundays.
- Meeting point: Wheel Orchard car park (RG8 9HB) in centre of Goring on Thames – start here anytime between 10am and 11.45am. What3Words: hostels.goad.dreading. Or start from the entrance to Church Lane, Streatley (RG8 9JA) anytime between 10.15 and Midday. What3Words: reverted.outsmart.steps.
- Public Transport: Rail – to Goring & Streatley station from Didcot Parkway or Reading, lift access to all platforms (5-10 minute walk to Wheel Orchard car park in centre of Goring on Thames). Participants arriving and returning by train via Goring & Streatley station are strongly advised to book train tickets at least 24 hours in advance via Passenger Assist (on: www.gwr.com or 0800 197 1329) to take advantage of the free Great Western Railway mobile assistance facility for boarding and alighting trains as station is not staffed on Sundays.
- Parking: Goring & Streatley station (RG8 0EW) and Wheel Orchard car park in centre of Goring on Thames. Both with charges. Free but limited parking at Streatley Recreation Ground (RG8 9LB) which is a short walk to Church Lane.
For general booking information, health and safety advice, terms and conditions please see our useful information page.
A map will be provided to participants at start of walk or at any Marshal Point showing routes, picnic spots, cafés, pubs and hotels.
The aim and purpose of MIGGS is to exchange information and represent the interests of residents of Goring, Streatley and surrounding communities who have limited mobility. Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MobilityIssuesGroupForGoringAndStreatley/#
For information about accessible train travel to Goring, see our leaflet: accessible_by_train_web.pdf (northwessexdowns.org.uk)
For more information about Goring Gap Walks, see GORING GAP WALKS – Welcome
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