Goring Heath is a civil parish formed of the village of Whitchurch Hill and the hamlets of Crays Pond, Penny Royal, Path Hill, Cold Harbour and Collins End. Goring Heath was originally part of the historic parish of Goring and Whitchurch, and much was enclosed in the early ninetheeth century. Today, it is still primarily rural, with large proportion covered in fine woodland. It is wholly within the Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are about 1000 inhabitants.
Today it has just one pub, the Sun Inn in Whitchurch Hill. This is now a freehouse serving beer from the West Berkshire Brewery as well as good food.
There are no shops
The Church of St John the Baptist is the Parish Church in Whitchurch Hill
The village hall is located in Whitchurch Hill opposite the church
There is a bus service to Pangbourne and Reading that runs every two hours
The Almshouses at Goring Heath are a fine 17th grouping of chapel and almshouses, listed Grade 1
Schooling is provided by primary schools in Whitchurch on Thames and Checkendon, Langtree School in Woodcote and Henley College. Alternative educational resources are preparatory schools nearby and a number of fee paying secondary schools, as well as selective grammar schools in Reading.
Nearby Woodcote and Pangbourne have small supermarkets, Goring and Pangbourne have well regarded butchers, hardware stores and Pangbourne in particular offers several high quality specialist food shops.