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Goring & Streatley

National Rail | station code GOR

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The station is in the attractive village of Goring but it also serves the smaller village of Streatley over the bridge on the other side of the River Thames (in Berkshire). The Thames Path and Ridgeway National Trails pass through Goring making it a great place for walks. Goring is in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From Hartslock Nature Reserve there are magnificent views of the Thames Valley, including the railway line and a distant view of Basildon Park (see Pangbourne). Goring & Streatley is pronounced 'Gore-ing and Streetly'. |

Hartslock Nature Reserve 1¼ miles*

A reserve of sloping chalk grassland with magnificent views of the Thames Valley. It is an important site for orchids and other chalk grassland flowers, plus many insects including bees and butterflies. Note that some paths on the Reserve are steep. Tel. 01865 775476. Admission free.
Open at all times but best visited Mar-Aug.
* or 2½ miles along a more interesting route via the Thames Path.

Goring & Streatley map