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Wantage to Goring (Alternative Route).

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  • River Thames as you walk into Goring
    / River Thames as you walk into Goring
    Photo: Iain Douglas, Macs Adventure
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Leaving Wantage take an alternative route avoiding the A338. Once back on the path it's fairly easy going to the wonderful town of Goring.

moderate
26.1 km
6:00 h
208 m
258 m

After leaving your accommodation in Wantage find the King Alfred Statue in the middle of the market square and standing back to back to him - head towards the flow of the traffic along Wallingford Street keeping on the footpath till you reach a roundabout where you will BEAR RIGHT and keep following Wallingford Street. At the second roundabout head STRAIGHT ON onto Charlton Road. Keep following the road until you reach a double roundabout and TURN RIGHT onto Lark Hill Road. Once on Larkhill Road follow it down till it meets the busier B4494 road. from here TURN LEFT then at the end of the trail TURN RIGHT and follow the track down (over a field) which will then bring you to the Ridgeway path again. The trail is easy to follow from here onward to Goring.

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Author
Iain Douglas
Updated: April 26, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
217 m
Lowest point
43 m

Safety information

We strongly advise against walking along the A338.

Tips, hints and links

For the purists you may wish to retrace your steps from yesterday to get back on the trail if you do not wish to cut out a small section of the trail. See documentation for this included route.

Alternatively you could arrange a taxi locally to drive you down the A338 and drop you off at the junction where the ridgeway continues.

Start

Wantage (94 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
51.588504, -1.426591
UTM
30U 608999 5716444

Destination

Goring

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation and guidebook. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day. 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
26.1 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
208 m
Descent
258 m

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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