This is the first year that it has been possible to walk by the river all the way from Castle Eaton to Cricklade.
Until now there had been a long road walk to Water Eaton before the Thames could be seen. The new directions from Castle Eaton are:
â€œAt the west end of The Street keep ahead along Mill Lane. After the last house continue down the slope and over the gated bridge.
There is a pond on the right. After a few yards bear right towards the river, passing a clump of trees hiding a pond on the left. At the river turn left upstream. After a footbridge, the river takes a long S-bend to give a view of an old Thames-side chalet at a campsite on the far bank.
There is another footbridge and a more gentle bend. before reaching a band of trees. Do not be tempted south away from the river but take a narrow path through the young trees to find a footbridge. Thios is where the route used to join from the road.
There is then open country, apart from a high long bridge over an inlet, as the path runs near the Water Eaton farm buildings.â€
Sadly, the long road walk at Inglesham remains.
See Chapter 19.