Stroud to Ryeford

Gloucestershire

November 9th 2014                                                                    All photos by Hetty

We walked along the canal from Capel’s Mill, Stroud, to Ryeford and returned along the cycle track to Dudbridge. The reflections in the canal were lovely.

Click here for map of walk (This only shows from Strachans Close)

Walk time 3 hours                                                      Click on the photos to enlarge

After Dr Newtons way bridge

Some of the canal still looks like this:

Wallbridge – Old canal warehouse and former Hill Paul’s clothing factory, now flats.

The Bell & Lock Keepers Cafe

Wallbridge Upper Lock

Former Stroud & Swindon Building Society headquarters, now Ecotricity, with remains of old Stroud Brewery

Strachans CloseStrachans Close

Chestnut Lane

Marling playing fields

Dudbridge

Dudbridge Underpass, painted in 2013 by students from Archway school

New & old houses on Westward Rd, Cainscross

Hilly Orchard

Ebley – new development by Ebley Mill

Ebley Mill, now Council Offices

There are shops and cafes at Ebley Wharf

There were warehouses and industrial units here, when we were growing up in Ebley

Ebley House – The former Children’s Home, where the annual fireworks used to take place when we were kids

Ebley is so different now

Bridge House

Ryeford Double Lock

Ryeford

Back along the cycle track – view over new cricket pitch to Doverow Hill

Rodborough Fort from Dudbridge

Former Redler’s factory, Dudbridge, now Redlers Waterside

What time is it??????? Neither of these!

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