Cholsey to Pangbourne

Cholsey to Pangbourne

We provide canoe hire from Cholsey to Pangbourne (9 miles, a full day in a canoe or kayak), amongst many other routes on the River Thames. See the Thames at its best on this stretch of the river.

Pangbourne to Sonning

Kayaking or canoeing on the Thames is a perfect day out!

Cholsey to Pangbourne route description

The launch point on this route is in point is at the end of Ferry Lane in Cholsey (Cholsey Marsh, Papist Way, South Oxfordshire OX10 9QL) and the landing point is the Oratory School Boathouse, Sheepwash Lane, Whitchurch On Thames, Thames Upriver, RG8 7RB.

This trip is around 9 miles and one of the main benefits of this trip is that it only takes 9 minutes to return back to the start by train.


There is some limited parking at the slipway at Cholsey. As well as this, there is parking within the village, which is within walking distance of the slipway. However using the train line is easiest because the train station at Cholsey is within walking distance of the slipway. To return, Pangbourne to Cholsey is just a 9 minute journey on the train.


On this route, we would highly recommend stopping at the Swan at Streatley.

Getting through the Locks

You can either paddle through the locks or get out and carry your boats around. We would suggest that you paddle through the locks when the lock keeper is on duty and portage if the lock is unmanned.

When you are carrying your boats be sure to lift carefully and try not to scrape the bottoms of the boats along the ground if you can help it!

Further options

Why not try our other day trips including Henley to Marlow or Sonning to Henley, or if you are feeling a little more adventurous then Cholsey to Henley, a weekend trip!

Canoe Hire from Cholsey to Pangbourne

Distance: 9 miles
Time: A full day in a canoe or kayak.
Locks: 2


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All bookings need to fill out the form in the top right corner of this page for us to get right back to you with availability and pricing. If you just have a quick question however, call us direct on 01432 264 807.

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What’s included?

  • Boat hire, either canoe or kayak depending on your preference
  • Paddles
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Waterproof drybag
  • River map
  • Safety brief and basic instruction before setting off.

Please note: transport is not included on the upper-middle Thames so if you need to be taken back to your start location then contact us for a price.