Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Canals & Cotswolds July 2014 - Slimbridge

Early July was, once again, time for another 'big trip' away.  This time we'd booked what we called Canal & Cotswolds campsites.

We left home early Friday morning to head north on the dreaded M5 again (I'm really not a fan of that road!) and arrived in Slimbridge at lunchtime.  We had booked a canal side site that has an adults only area, pure heaven! 

We didn't do much that first afternoon, just a short walk along the canal and had the evening in the excellent pub next door to the site.

On Saturday morning it was a bit drizzly so we shelved our plans to bike to Gloucester Docks (we'll do that next time!) and instead decided to walk to Purton (about 4 miles from the site) to see the Ships Graveyard (where ships were beached on purpose and allowed to rot to protect the canal from the tidal estuary).  About a mile into our walk the grizzle stopped and the sun came out and very warm it was too, especially in our waterproofs!  Anyway, it was a lovely flat walk and we enjoyed all the wildlife and talking to people living and holidaying on the many barges along the canal.

We spent the evening on site that night and after packing to leave for our next destination on Sunday we walked along the canal to the Cambridge Arms swing bridge and back in the lovely warm sunshine.

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