Thursday, 15 November 2007

Millennium Bridge - the end of a peaceful walk

This very peaceful scene shows the upper end of the Kingshill Canal and denotes the end of the walk as the path alongside this section is closed to walkers.

Very sadly (in my view and the view of many local people) the land on the right hand side of the canal is now being developed - walk along here and weep at what has been lost - a beautiful stretch of farmland with the river Ray running through it, forming what was known as the Front Garden between the ever expanding town and the motorway. Small herds of red deer could frequently been sighted. I wonder where they have gone ........

The Millennium Bridge
This little bridge was rebuilt with Cotswold stone for the year 2000 to mark the Millennium. The small blue plaque on the side is a Heritage Award.