Day 15 Sat 14-05-2005
Wotton-Under-Edge to Longford
Mrs Grimes cooked me a lovely breakfast, and I was on my way by 8:00. I headed back on myself a short distance, then went up and down very steep hills to get to Dursley.
Heading north, I reached the Gloucester and Sharpness canal, following it to an idyllic village: Frampton-on-Severn. The main route through Frampton was extremely wide, a sort of very long village green, and there were chestnut trees just coming into flower. I sat outside the Four Horseshoes with a pint of Adnams bitter, and chatted to a local guy who had lived there all his life.
I continued to walk, and met up with the Severn river. Following a cycle path, I walked along the western edge of Gloucester, took a look at it's impressive cathedral, and wandered on to Longford, where I took refuge in Jens' bed and breakfast. Jens was German (I think) and made me most welcome. Later, I wandered next door to the neighbouring pub, and enjoyed a beer. Or two. After all, it was Saturday night!
68 Tewkesbury Road