Frampton on Severn to Saul, via Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Gloucestershire

2nd January  2015                                                                            All photos by Hetty

On a lovely sunny day, we parked at Frampton on Severn, walked through the village to the church, then along the Gloucester & Sharpness canal to Saul, along a short stretch of the Stroudwater Navigation canal, then back to Frampton.

Click here for a map of the walk Distance 4.25 miles. Time 2 h 25 mins

Looking across Rosamund’s Green, reputed to be the longest village green in England, towards 18th century Frampton CourtS1054732 copy

The Wool Barn, Frampton Court Estate c.1550. Before Christmas we went to a craft fair in here.S1054735 copy

16th century ManorS1054736 copy

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Old sign from a former brewery in StroudS1054738 copy

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Former National School, with Victorian postboxS1054741 copy

17th century tythe barnS1054742 copy

Frampton ChurchS1054744 copy

Gloucester & Sharpness canal, from Splatt BridgeS1054746 copy

Bridgeman’s house by Splatt bridgeS1054747 copy

The only boat we saw moving was the PyewacketS1054750 copy

River Severn, with flooded fields in frontS1054754 copy

Towards the houses on Frampton village greenS1054756 copy

Fretherne Bridge, and the former Cadbury Chocolate Factory, built 1916, closed 1983.S1054757 copy

The Pyewacket returnsS1054759 copy

Saul JunctionS1054760 copy

Junction of Gloucester & Sharpness ship canal, (constructed 1818 to 1827), with the Stroudwater Navigation (opened in 1779)S1054762 copy

Gloucester & Sharpness Canal – the ducks like it hereS1054763 copy

Stroudwater CanalS1054767 copy

Saul MarinaS1054768 copy

Back at The Green, the sun is going downS1054769 copy

More photos of Saul Junction

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