Over the next couple of years or so I'll be hiking the Thames Path from the source of the River Thames near Kemble in Gloucestershire to its finish at the Thames Barrier a little to the east of central London. Its official length is 184 miles, so I'll be hiking at least 368 miles as I'll hike it fully in both directions. And as I sometimes go off piste it will end up well over 400 miles. See the very first post for further information.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Day 15 - 19th January 2015 - Goring to Tilehurst
My first hike of 2015. I'd anticipated a very heavy frost to start followed by a blue sky day with clouds building from early afternoon. So much for the forecast - a cold day but no frost and no clouds. But another great hiking day and a few good photographs. The only negative thing about the hike was the path in parts was exceptionally muddy so care was needed not to slip over in the sticky mess. The Thames was very high after several days of rain and was roaring over the weirs at Goring and Mapledurham. I reached Tilehurst today - the half way point - 92 miles down and 92 miles to go. Or more correctly for me and my two-way hiking - 184 and 184.
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