This is one of a number of routes published by Goring Gap Cycling.
A mainly off-road route to the country pubs surrounding Goring, with a fine mixture of downland, woodland and views of the Thames en route. The one major climb is from the King William IV pub to Homer, which is on a bridleway with a good surface.
The pubs! The view towards the Ridgeway from the King William. Bluebells in the spring. The final descent into the Thames Valley.
The off-road sections are bridleway and can be muddy after wet weather.
The bridleway descent to the Thames Valley is relatively steep and quite loose in parts. An alternative is the tarmac private road via Upper Gatehampton.
Busy traffic on the A4074, which is crossed twice.
Five pubs: The Perch and Pike, King William IV, Cherry Tree, Black Horse and The Sun at Whitchurch Hill. Each of the pubs is also described in its own pub ride – see the Routes page.
The start of this route is the west side (the "back entrance") of Goring and Streatley station.
The sharp left turn from one bridleway to another (from East to North) overlooking the Chiltern Airfield is easy to miss.