We're still mooching about in Worcester, well there's so much to see and do! Apart from the River Severn which flows past the Cathedral, the Worcester to Birmingham Canal starts at Diglis a short hop from the City centre. One of our favourite pastimes was to walk along the River, do join us for a tootle.
|Swan sanctuary plus seagulls in the Severn|
Walking by the River past the Cathedral and the hotels, you soon arrive at Diglis and the start of the canal. The sign post says that there are 58 locks to navigate to get to Birmingham only 30 miles away. We thought we had better investigate.
After the first lock, you arrive at Diglis basin where lots of narrowboats are moored.
We were now walking around the edge of the City .
Having made it to lock 5, we decided that the next day we would retrace our steps and walk in the other direction to get to Diglis bridge so that we could cross the River and walk along the other bank.
The new bridge had lots of padlocks on the wires, love tokens from lots of couples.
The other side of the bridge had an artwork to commemorate the Civil War battles that had taken place nearby.
Patches of wildflowers looked lovely along the path and must have been wonderful earlier in the year. We passed the Cathedral and arrived back at the bridge by the swans.
Our circular route was most enjoyable and we were ready for a cup of coffee and decided to venture further up the canal for another amble the next day.