Wallingford to Pangborne

Wallingford to Pangbourne

We provide canoe hire from Wallingford to Pangbourne (12 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!

Wallingford to Pangbourne route description

The launch point on this route is at Benson Waterside, and the landing point is the Oratory School Boathouse, Sheepwash Lane, Whitchurch On Thames, Thames Upriver, RG8 7RB.


Here there is a small car park with easy river access, just downstream of The Waterfront Cafe, Oxford Road, Benson, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 6SJ.

There is also parking in the lane here or across road nearby.


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 Wallingford to Pangbourne

Distance: 12 miles
Time: A full day in a canoe or kayak.
Locks: 2


We are unbeatable on price. Check out our up to date pricing structure here.


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 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.