Riverside Cottage Hanham #Thursday doors

Flowers round the door. Riverside cottage

We have had an Indian summer, warm weather in September and our gardens are still looking colourful. As most indoor activities are cancelled due to covid 19 we have been exploring the local area.

A couple of weeks ago, Bill and I visited  Hanam where I grew up. It lies in South Gloucestershire to the east of Bristol.  We walked along the river Avon from Conham Riverside Park to the Lock and Weir pub and I spotted this flower covered door.

I remember playing on the abandoned slag heaps from a former coal mine as a child but now the river has been cleaned up and new trees planted. It was good to see people swimming in the Avon and messing about in  boats. Our destination Hanham lock is lock number 1 on the Kennet and Avon canal.

Interestingly  this bit of the footpath which follows the river from Avonmouth to Bath forms part of the monarch’s way, a long distance footpath following the route used by Charles the second to escape his enemies after the battle of Wocester in 1651.

The walk from Conham River Park to the Lock and Weir and back took us about two hours with a stop for a drink.

Conham riverside park has a free carpark and toilets and when we visited there was a van serving coffee and cake. There are also marked trails through the nearby broadleafed woodland. Click here for a map and leaflet.  it is always very popular with dog walkers.

This post will be added to Thursday doors a weekly feature run by Norman Frampton which allows bloggers from around the world to share pictures of doors. 

 

Author: Anne Fraser @theplatinumline.blog

I am a retired nurse from Bristol. I am married with five grown up children, two grandchildren, a boy and a girl and two cats Heidi and Tilly. I like rambling, history and travel and I am hoping to connect with other people around the world who share my interests. I am especially keen to hear from other older bloggers.

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