Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Reading from Thames to Kennet


Thanks for calling in.

Before we head back to Antwerp and its beautiful Cathedral, let's just mosey along the River banks of Reading while the sun is streaming.

Could the day be better than this? 

Up till now, we've been walking along the Thames but crossing over the pedestrian bridge and heading under the railway in the photo below, you'd head along the Kennet towards the town centre.  We'll do that later but will press along the path a little longer to reach the Caversham Lakes.

Looking through the gap to the old BBC Caversham Monitoring building, Caversham Park in the distance, you can also see the Marina that leads to Caversham Lakes which were made from gravel pits.  The Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake is also located there where the GB Rowing team practise.

Carrying along the footpath would lead to Sonning, which we'll have to do another day, but we'll retrace our steps and go under that railway bridge I mentioned before and take in the views of the Kennet.

Hello River Kennet!

Toys'r'us has been demolished but a trip to Hobbycraft is a must!

What a lovely day!



  1. Looks like a wonderful walk with beautiful weather to take it:)

    1. It was a wonderful day, it just made you want to sing! 😊

  2. Beautiful day - love the reflections in the water.

    1. Hopefully we'll all have great weather this weekend to enjoy Easter.

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    1. I did enjoy it, the colours were outstanding! X

  4. I know that stretch of the Thames so well! We used to walk from Earley to Sonning or from Earley along the tow path, over the horseshoe bridge on the Kennet to King's Meadow and the town. Thanks for the memory. You had a lovely sunny day for your walk.

  5. It is a lovely stretch especially joining up the rivers, it was the most wonderful day but it would have been a great walk on any day.