The first part of this 15 mile (25km) long walk in Oxfordshire has several quite steep climbs but then is much easier as it undulates across country and ends up with a nice flat couple of miles along the River Thames. The
walk starts from the car park in Goring - this is well marked once you get into the town.
From the car park go past the public toilets and into the High Street, turn left and stay on the main road as it crosses the River Thames twice via 2 bridges - go on up the road as far as the traffic lights. Turn left uphill and after around 100 yards look out for a driveway and house on the
opposite side of the road - cross over to this driveway and take the marked path on the left up wooden steps. This is very steep to start with as it climbs out of Streatley with a fence on the left and high shrubbery on the right - eventually it comes out into a more open area and becomes a grassy wide path - now with excellent view of Goring, Streatley and the river way below. As the
path reaches the woods carry straight on ahead into the woods on an initially fairly indistinct path i.e. do not follow the more obvious path which goes left. Once into the trees the path becomes very clear - stay on this main path to go through Common Woods to reach a gate. Once through the gate continue straight ahead now over open ground and with a hedge on the left - the path comes
to a stile at the field edge - cross this and then walk very steeply down the field towards a house - this area was still full of wild flowers even in July.