I have just been walking along the Thames Path at Reading.
Some stretches are closed or about to be for path work. However, this is temporary but the the closure of pubs seems to be more long term.
The Roebuck at Tilehurst is still empty and looking really bleak with the path closed sign at the side.
Passing through Cudham recently it was a shame not to be able to walk up to the Lion which has shut for ever. The frame for the pub sign is empty. One has to walk on to Abingdon where the Nag’s Head on the bridge is still closed.
Or try the George and Dragon in Sutton Courtenay opposite Cudham.
The path between Reading Bridge and Caversham Bridge is likely to be closed until about Friday 12 August. This is for resurfacing work. It’s a surprising time to do this but the alternative is the pleasant left bank giving a new view of Fry’s Island.
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The towpath closure which begins in Reading, just west of Caversham Bridge, and runs as far as Tilehurst is likely to remain place until the end of August.
This is allow for resurfacing work.
The diversion is along Cow Lane, right into Portman Road and right into Oxford Road which the National Trail joins beyond Tilehurst Station. It can be rather a grim walk on a hot summer day.
See page 129.
The towpath between Hammersmith Bridge and Ferry Lane, at the beginning of the Leg O’Mutton nature reserve, will be closed in the daytime 7am-6pm from Monday 18 to Friday 22 July. Another closure week follows from Monday 1 August.
The diversion is south from the bridge along Castelnau, right into Lonsdale Road and right again into Ferry Lane by the Swedish School.
See pages 51-52.