Saturday, 8 November 2014

Goring II - Bourdillon Field

This second recreation ground is for bigger children. It is tricky to find and all the more so because the road it is on has an avenue with the same name parallel to it and of course I took the wrong turning. The two confused roads are off the B4009 which turns into the Wallingford Rd and goes past the train station entrance. The roads are Milldown Avenue and Milldown Rd. You want Milldown Rd - the second rd. It is near the primary school. There is no special parking but there is room for a couple of cars at the end of the road. 

Find the map here.

You access the playground via this little alley off to your left. 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Goring I

There are two parks in Goring and one tennis court. They are not obvious and you cannot see them from the main road through the village so to make it easy for you I have made a map. Just click here

There is some parking parallel with the train track along Upper Red Cross Road. Orientating yourself with the train station, turn left from the train station entrance, turn left again to go over the bridge and then take the first right hand turn. There were spaces on the right hand side. Failing that, there is actually rather a lot of public car parking in Goring and it is well sign posted. 

This first playground is for very small children. It was built as a memorial and has a touching plaque attached to the railings. 

There is a very large recreational field - the last time I was here I was 15 years old and snogging a boy called Daniel Gill, so it was with a nostalgic grin that I revisited this place!

My daughter is 8 and spent a whilst playing on this - most the other equipment was a bit too small for her. 

Lovely little climbing frame. 

Small swings.

'proper' slide. 

There are two of these. The other is a see-saw. 

Field with lovely view. 

Other stuff...

There is a village shop in Goring, a couple of pubs, and a couple of tea rooms and another pub across the bridge in Streatley. I shall get around to uploading some info about them soon.