Thursday, 28 August 2014

96.Trowbridge Round (well more Triangular) 10.3 miles


Parking @BA151UJ Bradford on Avon

A Walk Around Trowbridge  Starting from Bradford on Avon and following the Kennet and Avon Canal.Its Actually 3.26 miles along the canal with Bridges and the Canal to keep you company.Once you turn off  at Whaddon lane we follow a very easy Road and Byway graveled .At end turn right on to Green Lane .
Then it all went wrong as the new estate at Paxton is being built no Footpaths, Signs or diversions in Place ,also a useless security guard said he started the day before wouldn't let us cross the 10th of a mile to Footpath !!!! so decided to return across Hilperton to Canal and retrace footsteps along Canal to Home .
Green and Pleasant
 Road Bridge @ Hilperton
 For Sale -Molly is £39950
 One of many
 Packed in !
 Hilperton Marsh Bridge No 165
 Tow Path
 Fancy a bit of cannoing ?
 At this Footpath should have know problems ahead !
 Trouble navigating umm that'll be why !!
 Milestone of a bad walk
 Ladydown Bridge No 169
Ladydown Bridge No 169 on the Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line) between Devizes Wharf (10 miles and 6½ furlongs and 36 locks to the east) and Bradford and Frome Road Wharves (2 miles and 2¾ furlongs to the west).

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Friday, 22 August 2014

And now for something completely different Too !

2nd Canoe trip Even closer to home Starting at Saltford Shallows easy parking and easy put in.
Went downstream first to The Lock keeper pub and weir then back up stream towards Bath,Not sure why !?
Boats & fisherman on this one so keep on the Right side.
Heading up past The Current Railway on one side and old,Bristol to Bath Cycle Route on Other.
Passing Fields and more fields.Then you hit Newbridge More Boats and then a difficult Lock with steep sides ,Strong Arms needed back in after lock past Pc World and Baths Many Students Blocks the Metal sides to river Starts,to prevent flooding ,doesn't look very nice .Under many bridges then Bath new Riverside development big blocks of ....Flats.Winding round eventuly to Pulteney Weir a brief stop on weir island and return.Around 13 miles!!!

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Bilko The Transporter !
 First stop
 Amazon  Bit 
 Boathouse pub on Left
 Experienced Paddlers ..MMMMm
 Looking Pretty Good Here
 The Weir and Famous Pulteney Bridge
 Nice spot for a sandwich

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And now for something completely different !

Thought as our canoe never gets used we'd swap the walking for a bit of exploring closer to home.
 1st trip starting at Batheaston, Parking on High st as 3hr limit on car park but ok to put canoe in there. Heading up stream its completely rural with the noise of the traffic soon disappearing.Kingfishers,Herons flying past typical ! Didn't trust not going in so didn't take it, Iphone was camera.With no other Boats on River Its very nice,we headed on up to Warleigh Weir decided to Portage through field and put in on top weir,then on up to Limpley Stoke Stopping at the weir.also went a little way up Midford Brook bit Shallow maybe Winter Paddle.Returned back .
9.5 Miles
A Great Day And Recommended Trip !  Here some nice pictures and a map.

Wildlife Plenty At Least 6 Kingfishers !
AAhh !

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Miles of this !

Midford Brook Looking At Conkwell Wood
People Swimming Under Aqueduct 

 Limpley Stoke Weir Where we Stopped  and Returned
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