How to get there
The lock is within walking distance of Reading town centre.
There is a large car park just across Caversham Bridge, east of George St. (charges apply).
Caversham Lock and Weir
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.