Visiting Crews & Training Camps

Goring Gap Rowing Club welcomes visiting crews and training camps.

We have a wide, 6km stretch of the Thames between Goring Lock and Whitchurch Lock in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The river is only shared with Pangbourne College.

We are a 70 minute drive from London, a few miles off the M4 and 40 minutes from Oxford.

"Beale Park 8" by Dick Penn is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Charges

We charge £10 per rower per day. Coxes and coaches do not pay.
You can hire our touring boats in the picture below for £25 each per day. Racing boats are available on request. Our launch, and its petrol, costs £50 per day.

We also have a slipway to the river if you want to launch your own support craft.

Places to stay

Streatley youth hostel is a four minute drive away. Hillfields Farm is just up the hill with 8 rooms and there is a campsite on the neighbouring Beale Park. There is accommodation for higher budgets in Goring, for example The Swan and The Miller of Mansfield.

Facilities

Our facilities are adequate but basic. We have rainwater flushing toilets, rainwater for washing boats, a large gas urn for heating water for hot drinks (the water is brought in large containers) and solar power for lighting, small appliances and charging points for phones and cox boxes.

There is outside seating, and plenty of space for relaxing in the shade between outings. Bring a gazebo or borrow ours.

The Future

We have plans for mains power and water, indoor toilets and a fully decked out indoor seating area and kitchen on a mezzanine floor but that is coming later in 2023.

If you are interested please email our visitor co-ordinator. Reservations require a deposit.