Geo-Trips :: Reading to Wantage

Wantage

A drive from Reading, Sat, 27 Oct 2018 by David Howard

It was one of the worst days of the year to take photos, but the final chance before the clocks went back. There was a traffic jam leaving London holding me up for over half an hour, and the rain got worse the further west I got. By the time I finally reached Wantage it was almost dark, and although I went on one road and came back on another as I always try and do, I missed a lot either to get to Wantage before it got too dark or taking photos on the way back where there was enough light to see anything, which required having lamp posts to provide it. But I made it and managed to get some reasonable night photos as nothing else was possible.

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SU6083 : Wallingford Road, South Stoke by David Howard
Wallingford Road, South Stoke

SU3988 : Sainsbury's, Wantage by David Howard
Sainsbury's, Wantage

SU4088 : Roundabout on the A338, Grove Road by David Howard
Roundabout on the A338, Grove Road

SU6376 : Reading Road, Pangbourne by David Howard
Reading Road, Pangbourne

SU6376 : Collins DIY on Reading Road, Pangbourne by David Howard
Collins DIY on Reading Road, Pangbourne

SU6376 : Co-op garage on Reading Road, Pangbourne by David Howard
Co-op garage on Reading Road, Pangbourne
This was Texaco last year, with a Co-op store attached, who now own the whole business.

SU6576 : Roundabout on the A329 Purley Rise by David Howard
Roundabout on the A329 Purley Rise

SU6675 : Oxford Road, Purley on Thames by David Howard
Oxford Road, Purley on Thames

SU6774 : Roundabout on Oxford Road, Tilehurst by David Howard
Roundabout on Oxford Road, Tilehurst

SU6376 : Railway bridge over Shooters Hill, Pangbourne by David Howard
Railway bridge over Shooters Hill, Pangbourne

SU6277 : House on Shooters Hill, Pangbourne by David Howard
House on Shooters Hill, Pangbourne

SU3988 : Flats on Grove Road, Wantage by David Howard
Flats on Grove Road, Wantage

SU4088 : McDermid Autotype, Grove Road, Wantage by David Howard
McDermid Autotype, Grove Road, Wantage

SU3988 : Sainsbury's, Wantage by David Howard
Sainsbury's, Wantage

SU3988 : Sainsbury's car park, Wantage by David Howard
Sainsbury's car park, Wantage

SU3988 : Flats on Limborough Road, Wantage by David Howard
Flats on Limborough Road, Wantage

SU3988 : Limborough Road, Wantage by David Howard
Limborough Road, Wantage

SU4087 : BP garage on Wallingford Street, Wantage by David Howard
BP garage on Wallingford Street, Wantage

SU3987 : Little Lane, Wantage by David Howard
Little Lane, Wantage

SU4489 : Direction signs on Reading Road, West Hendred by David Howard
Direction signs on Reading Road, West Hendred
The bus stop has appeared since 2011

SU4288 : Grove Park Road, Ardington by David Howard
Grove Park Road, Ardington

SU4088 : Reading Road, Charlton by David Howard
Reading Road, Charlton

SU4088 : Charlton Park garden centre by David Howard
Charlton Park garden centre
Here is their site www.charltonpark.net

SU7373 : London Road, Reading by David Howard
London Road, Reading

SU6878 : Track to Hodmore Farm by David Howard
Track to Hodmore Farm

SU6878 : Track to Hodmore Farm by David Howard
Track to Hodmore Farm

SU6878 : Road in Trench Green by David Howard
Road in Trench Green

SU6977 : The A4074, Chazey Heath by David Howard
The A4074, Chazey Heath

SU6579 : The entrance to Goring Heath almshouses by David Howard
The entrance to Goring Heath almshouses

SU6080 : Gatehampton Road at the junction of Reading Road by David Howard
Gatehampton Road at the junction of Reading Road
The railway runs along the left side of the road.

SU6080 : House on Fairfield Road, Goring by David Howard
House on Fairfield Road, Goring

SU5585 : Chalk Hill, Aston Tirrold by David Howard
Chalk Hill, Aston Tirrold

SU5385 : Cottages on London Road, Blewbury by David Howard
Cottages on London Road, Blewbury
The letterbox suggests this was once the post office.

SU5186 : The Upton Cider sales shed by David Howard
The Upton Cider sales shed

SU5089 : View of Harwell by David Howard
View of Harwell
I could have sworn they demolished the chimneys at Didcot power station, maybe... more

SU4489 : Reading Road, West Hendred by David Howard
Reading Road, West Hendred

SU4789 : Roundabout on Reading Road, Rowstock by David Howard
Roundabout on Reading Road, Rowstock

SU4889 : Reading Road, Rowstock by David Howard
Reading Road, Rowstock

SU6078 : The Orchids, Lower Basildon by David Howard
The Orchids, Lower Basildon

SU7073 : The entrance to Reading West Station by David Howard
The entrance to Reading West Station

SU4589 : The Portway estate, East Hendred by David Howard
The Portway estate, East Hendred

SU4589 : Portway Close, East Hendred by David Howard
Portway Close, East Hendred
The road is so new it isn't yet on the map

SU4589 : Reading Road, East Hendred by David Howard
Reading Road, East Hendred
The houses are the newly built Portway Close

SU4789 : Reading Road, Rowstock by David Howard
Reading Road, Rowstock

SU4988 : Reading Road, Harwell by David Howard
Reading Road, Harwell

SU4988 : Reading Road, Harwell by David Howard
Reading Road, Harwell

SU4888 : Reading Road, Harwell by David Howard
Reading Road, Harwell
In heavy rain

SU4988 : The Kingswell Hotel, Harwell by David Howard
The Kingswell Hotel, Harwell

SU5385 : The Blueberry pub, Blewbury by David Howard
The Blueberry pub, Blewbury

SU6778 : Lane in Nuney Green by David Howard
Lane in Nuney Green

SU6778 : Tree in Nuney Green by David Howard
Tree in Nuney Green

SU6977 : Woods in Chazey Heath by David Howard
Woods in Chazey Heath

SU6480 : The B4526, Goring Heath by David Howard
The B4526, Goring Heath

SU6380 : Woods in Cray's Pond by David Howard
Woods in Cray's Pond

SU5485 : Field by Blewbury Hill by David Howard
Field by Blewbury Hill

SU5285 : House on London Road, Blewbury by David Howard
House on London Road, Blewbury

SU4889 : Field by Reading Road, Rowstock by David Howard
Field by Reading Road, Rowstock

SU4988 : Reading Road, Harwell by David Howard
Reading Road, Harwell

SU5385 : House on London Road, Blewbury by David Howard
House on London Road, Blewbury

SU5385 : Petrol station on London Road, Blewbury by David Howard
Petrol station on London Road, Blewbury

SU6083 : Fields by Wallingford Road, South Stoke by David Howard
Fields by Wallingford Road, South Stoke
Looking towards the railway line running along the Thames behind it.

SU6082 : Entering Goring on Wallingford Road by David Howard
Entering Goring on Wallingford Road

SU5883 : Moulsford Bottom by David Howard
Moulsford Bottom

SU6973 : Shops on Oxford Road, Reading by David Howard
Shops on Oxford Road, Reading

SU6973 : Shops on Oxford Road, Reading by David Howard
Shops on Oxford Road, Reading

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