A walk for women only. Women of any faith, or no faith, are most welcome!

This walk starts from the village of Pangbourne, taking in river and woodland habitats along the way. In order to take time to truly benefit from being in the beautiful outdoors, we will stop at various points to learn a little more, and to have time to observe (sometimes in silence), enjoy and reflect. We hope you will be excited by the varying landscape.

Highlights of the walk include a soothing walk along the River Pang and the majesty of the glorious Sulham Wood. We enter the wood after a short, steady climb, which we will take very slowly. After a picnic lunch, we have the privilege of going off track (by the kind permission of the Sulham Estate) to walk through a rather delightful farm. We will then head back to our starting point.

There is one stile on the route, but if the marsh is dry, we might not need to use it.

NOTE:  This walk is currently fully booked but you can join a waiting list
through the booking system.

Walk leaders/organisation: Sarah Ahmed and Farat Hussain, Salaam Seekers (Muslim Women’s Outdoor Activities Group)

Walk Information

  • Booking: Free – Booking essential – 10 places
  • Distance & approximate duration: 3.4 miles (5.4 km) – 4 hours
  • Difficulty: Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles).
  • Accessibility: Women only. Not suitable for children. Steps/stiles on the route. Not suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Dogs: No dogs
  • Refreshments: Bring a packed lunch and drinks. There are no amenities on the route (see below).  
  • Toilets: There are public toilets at the meeting point at Adventure Dolphin.
  • Meeting point: Adventure Dolphin (water activity centre), The Dolphin Centre, Whitchurch Road, Pangbourne, Reading, RG8 7DA. What3Words: altitude.care.scorching. OS grid reference: SU 636 767.
  • Public transport: Frequent trains between Reading and Pangbourne, see Great Western Railway. The meeting point at Adventure Dolphin is a 6-minute walk from Pangbourne station.
  • Parking: Free parking at Adventure Dolphin, RG8 7DA.

For general booking information, health and safety advice, terms and conditions please see our useful information page.

Further Information

The walk starts and ends in Pangbourne, a large village on the River Thames with a variety of shops, cafés and amenities. See Pangbourne.  

There are a number of other attractions nearby:

Salaam Seekers is a Muslim women’s outdoor activities group. Our group is about seeking peace:

🌿within ourselves
🌿amongst one another
🌿from being in nature
🌿from our faith

This walk has been kindly sponsored by the Sulham Estate.

This walk is brought to you by our partners:

Salaam Seekers

River Pang © Sarah Ahmed