Birmingham and Worcester Canal: Worcester to Droitwich Spa

For this delightful towpath walk we ventured north on the train and through the Malvern Hills (AONB) into Worcester. The surrounding countryside made the train journey very enjoyable; at nearly every stop between Gloucester and Worcester either Harriet or I would say something like, "Where are we? I've never heard of this place... but it … Continue reading Birmingham and Worcester Canal: Worcester to Droitwich Spa

Kennet & Avon Canal: Devizes to Hungerford

This 28 mile stretch of canal took us from the market town of Devizes, Wiltshire, to Hungerford, West Berkshire, with an overnight stop in the picturesque thatched village of Wootton Rivers.  There was so much to see on this walk apart from the normal pleasures of the canal; we saw some excellent pubs, abundant wildlife, the impressive Bruce Tunnel and even a … Continue reading Kennet & Avon Canal: Devizes to Hungerford