Set off from Stratford and dropped down the lock on to the River Avon, cruised the very scenic upper Avon and was hoping to moor at Bidford on Avon, but all the moorings had been taken. We found along the Avon most of the locks have good overnight moorings so we stopped overnight at Robert Aickman New Lock. We had a walk thinking we could have a meal at the Fish and Anchor beside the George Billington lock, the next one along. Unfortunately there was no way across the river unless you wanted to paddle knee deep across the ford.
Holy Trinity church, Shakespeare’s burial place
First lock on the Upper Avon, so built because of the unstable ground.
The beautiful River Avon, quite narrow in places.
Bidford Bridge, 1482
Moorings, just before Robert Aickman New Lock