Caversham Lock and Weir

Caversham Lock and the weir are just downstream from George Street, Reading, in Berkshire. It is 7.08 km (4.40 mi) downstream from Mapledurham Lock and 4.23 km (2.63 mi) upstream from Sonning Lock.

the lock house
the lock house

Around the lock

This lock is right on the Thames Path and offers no designated seating area or refreshments.

Beyond the lock

Just upstream from the lock are the Christchurch Meadows, a recreational area with a designated kiddies pool and playground. You can get there either by crossing Caversham Bridge, or going across the weir via View Island and then under the bridge.

View Island is a carefully managed wildlife haven, with a diverse range of animal and plant species, and a picnic area.

Further upstream, on the same side as the lock, is the Reading Rowing Club, and just beyond lies a large open area often used for picnics or playing games.

General Information

  • How to get there

    Caversham Lock
    Thames Side
    Reading, Berkshire
    RG1 8BP

    The lock is within walking distance of Reading town centre.

  • Parking

    There is a large car park just across Caversham Bridge, east of George St. (charges apply).

  • Further Information