The southern section of the S on A is a secluded green avenue, reminded me of sections of the Southern Oxford canal but with a tree and bush border.
Only three miles and 18 locks to do, a group of efficient lads on a hire boat behind us helped us through the first 14 of these until we stopped at Chaly bridge for water .
We didn't arrive until mid afternoon so were expecting to have to moor down on the river Avon but there was indeed a space for FL in the basin which is overlooked by the bard himself and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
|WS overlooks the basin.|
|Waterways information centre|
|Royal Shakespeare Theatre|
|Grave in Holy Trinity Church.|
A wander along the river Avon and took the chain ferry to the butterfly farm, well worth a visit.
Bancroft basin is in the centre of things and a great place to moor free for 48 hours. Saturday was a bit noisy as revelers made use of the bench seats dotted around the basin til the early hours. Sunday was much quieter and we ended the weekend off with a meal in Loxleys.
|View as we leave the basin.|