Cleeve Lock and Weir

Cleeve Lock lies about 20 mins walk, along the River Thames, from Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. It is 10.46 km (6.50 mi) downstream from Benson Lock and 1 km (0.62 mi) upstream from Goring Lock.

The first lock was built in 1787 by the Thames Navigation Commissioners and has the smallest fall on the river at 0.69 m (2 ft 3 in). The weir runs to an island below the lock, as well as other weirs between the islands downstream.

the lock house
the lock house

Around the lock

There's a grassy area with a picnic table at the lock, from where you get some pretty views up and down the River Thames.

General Information

  • Address

    Wallingford Rd
    RG8 9DB

  • How to get there

    Cleeve Lock can only be reached by boat or on foot. It takes about 20 minutes to walk there from Goring-on-Thames.

  • Parking

    There is no parking by the lock.