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.