Monday, 8 October 2007

The 'used to be a canal' walk

This is one of my favourite little walks - starting at Queen's Drive it can take you to either Stratton Road or Greenbridge. It was the route of the old canal which at one point ran parallel with the River Cole. It is the most peaceful of walks, lined with ancient hedgerows of hawthorn and crab-apple trees and just the sound of bird-song for company. I always do a little Oooooh when going under the old stone bridge and imagine what it must have felt like to travel from the centre of Swindon by barge.