How to get there -
We had camped overnight at Wallingford but if you want to do this as a day trip, Wallingford is midway between Oxford & reading. Approach from the A4074 turning west at Crowmarsh Gifford. Just before the bridge enter the camping site (council operated) on the right.
For those with SatNav a nearby postcode is OX10 0BL
Get a map with driving directions to start
(enter the postcode of your starting point at A)
Suggested Launch Site -
Our launch site was the southwest corner of the campsite at Wallingford.
This is a beautiful stretch of the river down through the twin towns of Goring & Streatly, where the ancient Ridgeway crosses the river. Two miles after Pangbourne/Whitchurch, on the left bank, lies the Mappledurham Estate. This is a lovely unspoilt location with a chance to visit the Mill (the only working mill on the Thames), the Church (13th centuary), the house and the village.
The trip is 12 miles & 3 locks.
If you are doing this as a day trip the best get out may be on the right shortly after Whitchurch Bridge
where there is nearby parking.
This trip is the 6th in a series that cover the River Thames from Cricklade and follows directly from the trip from Sandford to Wallingford
. The next trip in the series is Mapledurham to Sonning