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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Thames Path at Wallingford



Monday my wife & I took a walk into Wallingford and took a footpath to the Thames at Winterbrook that ran beside Bradfields Brook





It came out by the Assistant Lock keepers Cottage which was built in 1913



Always think it's a odd place and the nearest lock is Benson a few miles away but there was a lock nearby called Charlmore lock 
back in the Mid 1800's





a little further along you come across this huge boathouse




with balconies running around the outside




It was built for Oxford University Boat Club




There is a swing bridge to let  out the motor boat that follows the rowers
The gates to the boathouse motorboats. Note the initials on the gate

Nearby a few geese were swimming around


After our visit to Wallingford we walked back along the path the way we came leaving the boathouse behind
Taking Part on Our World Tuesday

5 comments:

  1. Interesting finds along the path. I love that cottage.

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  2. Great photos Bill. Brings back fond memories for me.

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  3. A visit to the locks is always interesting!

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  4. That boathouse is quite impressive.

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  5. That was a nice walk you took. The cottage is a beauty and the boathouse is pretty impressive.

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