The Pang


The River Pang is a small chalk stream river in West Berkshire and a tributary of the River Thames. It runs for approximately 23 kilometres (14 mi) from its source near the village of Compton to its confluence with the Thames at Pangbourne.

Greenaway Collection
Greenaway Collection

The river's source is normally near the village of Compton, although the exact location varies depending on rainfall and the level of the underlying water table that feeds it. In times of high rainfall it can be traced back to Farnborough some four miles to the north-west, whilst at other times it may be as far downstream as Hampstead Norreys. A similar but smaller chalk stream, the River Roden, joins the Pang at Compton which then flows south through Hampstead Norreys and Frilsham before turning east to flow through Bucklebury, Stanford Dingley and Bradfield. East of Bradfield the River Bourne flows into the Pang which then turns north flowing through Tidmarsh to Pangbourne where it flows in to the Thames.

Stakeholder Meeting

A Stakeholder meeting was held on Friday 8th February 2013. A large number of local stakeholders were invited and we are very grateful to the following organisations in being represented, some sending more than one delegate, and making very valuable contributions to the discussions for improvement to the watercourses.

This is an ongoing project feeding into the Environment Agency's River Basin Management Plans for the second cycle of the Water Framework Directive, which starts in 2015.

Attending Stakeholders

Angling Trust
Basildon Park, National Trust
Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Dialogue by Design
Englefield Estates
Environment Agency
Hampstead Norreys Parish Council
Kennet Valley Fishery Association
North Wessex Downs AONB
Pang Valley Group, Ramblers Association
Purley-on-Thames Parish Council
Reading & District Angling Association
River Thames Society
Thames Water
The Conservation Volunteers
West Berkshire Council
West Berkshire Countryside Society
West Berks. Farming & Countryside Project