Canoe Days Out

Oxfordshire - River Thames - Wallingford to Mapledurham

This page was submitted by Keith Day (E-mail this submitter)
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

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Suggested Launch Site - Our launch site was the southwest corner of the campsite at Wallingford.

General Description - 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.


Mapledurham House
Thames Conditions

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The last trip loaded was Great Haywood to Great Haywood (Circular Route) on the River Trent / Trent & Mersey Canal by Peter Robinson