Withymead Nature Reserve
Bridle Way, Goring, Oxfordshire RG8 0HS

OS Grid Reference: SU 6011 8273
Lat: 51.5403, Long: -1.1347

Visiting Withymead Nature Reserve


From Goring

Take the B4009 towards Wallingford for 1¼ miles, turn left at the sign for Rossini at The Leatherne Bottle/Goring Sailing Club. Follow the lane over the railway bridge and turn sharp right onto the road marked ‘Private’. Follow the lane for ¼ mile. Withymead stands in the trees on the left with the car park on the right.

Withymead is approached along a tranquil private track with beautiful views over the Thames, it is popular with walkers and horse riders. There is a 5 mph restriction on the track for the safety of all users and to preserve that tranquility.

From Wallingford

Take the B4009 towards Goring. Pass through the villages of North Stoke and South Stoke. When you see the sign for Goring and Rossini at The Leatherne Bottel (50 metres) turn right and follow the instructions above.

On Foot

Withymead is on the Ridgeway Path - an ancient track thousands of years old signposted from Goring

Withymead is some 25 minutes walk away from Goring with its many places of refreshment; South Stoke, with the Perch and Pike catering for the thirsty traveller, is some 10 minutes to the north.

The Ridgeway is best accessed in Goring via Cleeve Road which is itself accessed off the High Street. Walk along here until Mill Road bears away to the right; here you carry on on the right hand track of the two ahead of you. Keep on here, the Leatherne Bottel will be seen on the left and a sign announcing the approach to the reserve.

By Rail

Goring has good rail links to Oxford and London with a half-hourly service.

Train Timetable

From the western exit from the station, turn right into Red Cross Road; left into the High Street; right into Cleeve Road; and follow the directions above.

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