Just behind Toys'r'us, you can pick up a footpath by the River Kennet which passes Reading Abbey before it joins up with the other part of the Kennet and turns into the Kennet and Avon Canal, flowing past the Oracle shops on its way to Bristol. You can pop into a tiny museum at Blake's Lock, meander past the Abbey on the Oscar Wilde trail into Forbury Gardens or as I did - Carluccios, for a cup of their special hot chocolate (custard).
|Reading Abbey with Reading Gaol in the background. Statue by Elizabeth Frink.|
|Blake's Lock Museum|
|Gypsy caravan at the Museum built in 1914|
|Random design on a bridge|
Just got to find a photo to go inside. Bye for now. :-)