Monday, 14 August 2017

Reading Rivers


Thanks for popping in.

To start the new week after all the exhausting athletics in the London Stadium last week, we're taking a slow meander along the Thames in Reading.

Passing the Soggy Bottom, we head for Caversham Park Gardens, a beautiful spot for home made cake and a cup of tea all provided with proceeds going to a local charity.

Have a look at the Park by clicking on the photos to enlarge them.  There's some great specimen trees here, some of the borders had just gone over but the seed pods still provided some colour and interesting shapes.

Looking over the crinkle crackle wall at the allotments, we could see plenty of produce.

There were plenty of boats motoring past.

Leaving the Park, you can follow the river and pick up the path to cross the weir to the Lock, where quite a few boats were queuing up to move down the river.

Leaving the Thames near Reading Bridge to go through the streets near the town centre, it's not far til you find the River Kennet flowing behind the Oracle shopping centre.

An attractive wall of plants greets you by the entrance to the mall and the colourful flowers add a spot of pazazz to the nearby restaurants where customers were enjoying the sunshine.



  1. Looks like a lovely walk. The plant wall is wonderful:)

  2. A beautiful place! Love the squiggly garden wall and those charming little boats! x Karen

  3. Soggy Bottom, what a great name for a boat. I always find it relaxing walking by a river, it looks like a wonderful place for a slow meander.