Gloucester to Stratford on Avon


Early September and we’re on fresh waters for us, travelling up the River Avon to Stratford on Avon.
The river has self operated large locks, some of which are a bit awkward to get in and out of.
It’s a twisty river route of 56 miles and 20 locks but with plenty of scenery and some good moorings.
The last lock, called Colin P Witter Lock, into Stratford on avon is unusual as it’s braced overhead with steel girders.
We stayed in Stratford for a few nights to give us time to explore the City. Whilst there it was the Indian Festival Ganesh, held on the river outside the RSC Theatre, a very colourful if noisy few hours with trip boats being used to offer items into the river.