Saturday, 5 May 2007

Thames Path

Cricklade → Lechlade

[Rusting tractor]

Distance: 11.3 miles
Ascent: 143 metres
Duration: 4 hours 9 minutes

« Not walked | Not walked »

Different modes of transport provided the theme for today's walk. Five miles downstream from Cricklade we saw our first boats on the river - a family in bright blue canoes.

A short distance further, a tractor and trailer stood by the roadside frozen in the past by a thick layer of rust. A mile and a half of walking along a busy road followed before branching off to join the river again.

[Barges outside Lechlade]

Outside Lechlade the barges lined up in the sun. From here onwards the path is said to follow the old Thames tow-path. Hopefully the A361 will be the last fast road on this walk.

[Horse-drawn caravans]

We met the other end of the speed scale on that road, and later in Lechlade. Three horse-drawn caravans did their best to remind us to stick to the more gentle pace of the river.

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