Goring to Reading

Goring to Reading Canoe and Kayak hire

Goring to Reading canoe or kayak is 7 miles and approximately a 4 hours paddle. We also offer many other routes on the River Thames. It is a very accessible village, making it a great place to start this paddle downstream. Goring to reading is a popular route for all groups, no matter what ability level they are at!


Currently we are not running our usual routes. Please see this page for what we are able to do at this current time.

Goring to Reading canoe and kayak route description

This is a nice gentle paddle downstream passing through the historic town of Pangbourne en route. You can stop off for a spot of lunch at a local pub here or have a nice picnic on the side of the river.

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!


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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 Goring to Reading

Distance: 7 miles
Time: 4 hours in a canoe or kayak
Locks: 4


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.

More questions? Check out or FAQ’s page.

What’s included?

  • Boat hire, either canoe or kayak depending on your preference
  • Paddles
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Waterproof barrel
  • 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.