Walks from Railway Stations

Click the red stations below to see circular walks that begin and end at those stations.
Click the arrows to see linear walks from one station to another.
Route DetailsDistanceInteractive
Shiplake and Binfield Heath Circular6 milesWalk 1 mapGPX file
A varied walk on mostly good paths. No stiles and moderate slopes.
Wargrave and Crazies Hill Circular4.5 milesWalk 2 mapGPX file
This circular walk can be very muddy in wet weather and there are some awkward stiles. Rebecca's Well is a grade 2 listed building.
Goring and Lardon Chase Circular4.5 milesWalk 3 mapGPX file
There is a steepening climb to the top of Streatley Hill and a steep descent from Lardon Chase. Mostly sound underfoot. No stiles.
Twyford and Land's End Circular4 milesWalk 4 mapGPX file
A level walk with a couple of stiles. Can be muddy in winter and after heavy rain. A variety of wildlife may be seen.
Wargrave to Twyford3.5 milesWalk 5 mapGPX file
A mostly level walk with no stiles. The shorter route avoids some muddy paths in the Stanlake area but there is no footway across the railway bridge and care needs to be taken.
Pangbourne and Mapledurham Lock Circular7 milesWalk 6 mapGPX file
A long climb to the high point above Sulham Wood with lovely views across the Thames Valley then downhill to the lock followed by level walking along the river.
Henley and Aston Circular6 milesWalk 7 mapGPX file
A scenic walk which climbs gently out of the valley (with some low stiles to negotiate) then levels out before gradually descending to the riverside at Hambleden Lock. The return journey is along the towpath beside the famous course of Henley Royal Regatta.
Reading Waterways Circular4 milesWalk 8 mapGPX file
A level walk on good paths with plenty of wildlife along the River Thames and River Kennet, passing through some of the older areas of the town.
Tilehurst to Reading4 milesWalk 9 mapGPX file
After crossing the railway and descending the steps to the river bank this is a level walk on a good path along the banks of the River Thames, between trees at first then opening out. Nearer Reading there are benches along the Thames promenade, ideal for a picnic on a sunny day.
Cholsey to Goring6 milesWalk 10 mapGPX file
A varied walk. Some gentle hills at first with good views across the open countryside. The second half of the walk is along the Thames Path. Some boggy sections to be avoided. There are no stiles but one awkward footbridge to cross.
Marlow Circular3.5 or 5.5 milesWalk 11 mapGPX file
A level walk on good paths apart from steep steps to bridge across the A404. There are three pubs en route. A wide variety of waterfowl may be seen in the Spade Oak Nature Reserve and on the River Thames.
Cookham Circular3 or 4.5 milesWalk 12 mapGPX file
A mostly level walk on good paths, much of it on the Green Way. No stiles. Refreshment is available in picturesque Cookham village, once home to the artist Stanley Spencer. The village dates back to prehistoric times and has many fine old buildings.
Bourne End and Cookham Dean Circular5 milesWalk 13 mapGPX file
From the water meadows of Cock Marsh to the well-known viewpoint on Winter Hill, passing through the picturesque village of Cookham Dean, this is an invigorating circular walk with excellent views. Some of the hills are steep, but the paths are good and there are no stiles.
Furze Platt to Cookham5 milesWalk 14 mapGPX file
A level walk on mostly good paths with the option of visiting the gardens on Ray Mill Island and the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham. The section along the Thames Path is one of the most scenic on the River Thames.
Cholsey Circular5.5 milesWalk 15 mapGPX file
A level walk with no stiles to climb on mostly good paths. The route goes past Agatha Christie’s grave and into the twin villages of Aston Tirrold and Aston Upthorpe.
Shiplake to Henley2.5 milesWalk 16 mapGPX file
A pleasant walk along a leafy lane then the banks of the River Thames. A walkway crosses the river to Marsh lock and continues past the weir. Back on terra firma in Marsh Meadows there are plenty of seats for rest and to enjoy the river scenery. If there is time the River and Rowing Museum is well worth a visit.
Goring – Great Chalk Wood Circular5 milesWalk 17 mapGPX file
A scenic walk with far-reaching views over the Thames Valley. Two short, steep climbs and a longer one, less steep to the top of the escarpment. The path in the wood may be muddy in places.