GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pangbourne Circular River Walk

2 miles (4 km)

This nice 3 mile circular walk around the Berkshire village of Pangbourne includes waterside stretches along the River Thames and the River Pang.
Start the walk from Panbourne train station and then head east along the Thames Path to Pangbourne Meadow. It's a delightful spot which is great for picnics and also hosts the annual Village fete in June. After passing along the pretty meadow the route turns south, following a footpath along the Sul Brook towards Sulham Woods. You can take a short detour south and visit the attractive woods which contain a series of waymarked trails. This walk heads west to meet up with the River Pang where you can follow a path along the river back to the village.
To extend your walking in the area you could continue east along the Thames towards Purley on Thames and visit Mapledurham House. The estate is a lovely place for a stroll and includes a 15th century watermill. Around here you can also pick up the long distance Chiltern Way which runs through the area.
If you head west along the path it will take you towards Basildon Park. Here you will find 4 different waymarked trails taking you through 400 acres of parkland and woodland.


RG8 7DU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Pangbourne Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pangbourne Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Pangbourne


The Swan dates back to the 17th century as is a fine choice for some post walk refreshments. There's a charming old interior with oak beams and three cosy open fires. If the weather is good then you can sit outside on the lovely terrace overlooking the river. You can find them at Shooters Hill with postcode RG8 7DU for your sat navs. The pub is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Wilder's Folly Walk starts from the car park in Sulham Woods. It will take you south to a noteworthy 18th century dovecote perched on a hill with some fine views over the surrounding countryside. There's also some nice bluebell woods in Boxgrove Wood and the Harefield Copse in this area.


Water Meadow, Pangbourne, Berkshire - - 1387923

The lovely Pangbourne Water Meadows

River Thames at Pangbourne - The Meadow - National Trust

Thames view

Footbridge on the Thames Path - - 950906

Footpath near the river

Whitchurch-on-Thames Toll Bridge, West View - - 3032

Whitchurch-on-Thames Toll Bridge

River Pang - - 1832583

Homes by the River Pang in Pangbourne

The George Hotel Pangbourne (geograph 2982574)

The George Hotel Pangbourne

Whitchurch bridge from downstream - - 950886

Whitchurch bridge from downstream

Pangbourne Meadows moorings - - 924831

Pangbourne Meadows moorings. This section of river is popular for overnight moorings and is located to the east of the village. This boater is well prepared with a windbreak for his barbeque.


GPS Files

GPX File

Pangbourne Circular Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Pangbourne Circular Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)