Nice of you to drop by.
You can't beat a town or city with a river and a canal splooshing through as there will be some delightful walks alongside. Bath is no exception and the waterways also played a great part in transporting the prized Bath Stone to different parts of the country and even worldwide.
There are many River Avons in the country and the one that we are interested in is known as the Bristol Avon and is the nineteenth longest river at 75 miles but only covers a nineteen mile stretch as it twists and turns around the Cotswolds on its way to the Severn Estuary near Bristol.
The Kennet & Avon Canal is quite familiar to me as I'm used to seeing it in Reading so I enjoyed seeing the other end as it joined the River Avon at Bath.
Walking along the River from Green Park, you pass repurposed industrial buildings, beds of poppies, daisies and cornflakes, even in October, and as the River turns to the North, the Canal joins. The River flows past the railway, under the North Parade Bridge and the views are wonderful towards the weir and Pulteney Bridge as it wiggles on to Bradford on Avon.
Back to the Canal, The lock gates near the Thimble Mill pumping station, which pumps the water used to replace that lost when the lock gates open, mark the way. The towpath climbs up to the next lock, Bath Deep Lock which is 6 metres deep and carries on past Bairds Maltings, under Clevedon House and through Sydney Gardens to Bathampton and beyond.
Sending spooky Halloween greetings to you all!