Pangbourne is an exceptionally pleasant and well supported village. Standing on the south side of the River Thames where it meets the Pang, Pangbourne lies between rolling Berkshire Down land to the South and the start of the Chiltern Hills to the North. This thriving and active village is a focal point for the surrounding countryside and offers superb transport links with fast mainline railway service to Reading and London Paddington, and J12 of the M4 being only a short drive away. As well as several award winning independent shops, Pangbourne has excellent schools, both in the private and the state sector, a large modern Health and Medical Centre, riverside pubs and restaurants. There are excellent sporting and leisure facilities and an active community with its own village magazine, and many societies and associations. There are many country and riverside walks, with public footpaths and bridle ways giving access to miles of open countryside and the beautiful beech woods of the Chiltern Hills.