Start your boating adventure from our base in the ancient market town of Wallingford in the upper Thames Valley. From here it is a pleasant cruise downstream to Goring and Streatley or upstream towards Benson and Shillingford.
The two villages of Goring and Streatley, now in Oxfordshire and West Berkshire respectively, have grown up on opposite banks of the Thames. The Romans built a causeway to ford the river here. In 1000 AD, this area was on the border between Wessex and Mercia when Ethelred the Unready was the Anglo-Saxon King of England.
- Ask for our children’s activity sheet and a free pencil.
- Buy a picnic from the Wallingford Waitrose, Salvador’s Deli or from the weekly market, moor by the bank and just watch the world go by
- Book a meal at the Boathouse to be waiting for you on your return
- Have a swim at the Wallingford Lido or let the children splash around in the park by the car parking area opposite our hire base.
- Explore the ancient castle grounds
- Walk the Thames path