13. Goring to Wallingford

This stretch has both the shortest and the longest reach between locks. At Goring the river comes out of the long gorge into a plateau rich in wildfowl. Runsford Hole is the first of two holes in this chapter – hole means “a place where water is deep”.


Goring: The Miller of Mansfield, High Street, RG8 9AW.

Streatley: The Swan, High Street RG8 9HR (01491 878800).
Moulsford: The Morning Star, Papist Way.


Goring: Miller of Mansfield, High Street, RG8 9AW (01491 872829).
Goring: Southview House, Farm Road RG8 0AA (01491 872184). Near Station.
Goring: Melrose Cottage, 36 Milldown Road, RG8 0BD (01491 873040).
Streatley: YHA, Reading Road, RG8 9JJ (01491 872278).

Streatley: The Swan, High Street RG8 9HR (01491 878800).

Streatley: Stable Cottages, RG8 9JX (01491 874408).
Moulsford: Beetle & Wedge, OX10 9JF (01491 651381).


Goring: National Rail to Goring & Streatley Station.
Moulsford: National Rail from Cholsey (turn left at Ferry Lane at north end of village).
Wallingford: Bus 105 (Thames Travel 01491 837988) to Cholsey Station. On certain days there are steam trains from Wallingford to Cholsey Station (information 01491 835067).

Tourist Information

Wallingford: Town Hall, Market Place, OX10 0EG (01491 826972).


OS Explorer 170 (Abingdon) or 171 (Chiltern Hills West).

From the Sea to the Source