Walking the Thames Path from Source to Barrier - 184 miles
To be done in stages during 2014 by Elaine.

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Day 3 - Sunday 6th July 2014

Today's walk was from Buscot Lock to Newbridge. I followed the north bank as far as Radcot and then the south bank to Rushey Lock. After this it was back to the north bank again as far as Shifford Lock and then the south bank to Newbridge.  I passed 13 WW2 pill boxes, 5 locks and several bridges.  Some were merely wooden bridges, others solid stone bridges.  Most of the walk was through open meadows, but there was one appallingly overgrown section of about 2 miles near a nature reserve between Tadpole Bridge and Shifford Lock.   The weather was dry and mostly sunny but with plenty of cloud.  The ground was mostly dry and firm.

Thames Path Pill Box              Thames Path Pill Box        Two WW2 pill boxes, one quite well camouflaged.

Grafton Lock               Radcot Bridge             Radcot Lock     Grafton Lock,   Radcot Bridge,    Radcot Lock.

Weir at Rushey Lock              Rushey Lock              Tadpole Bridge    The new weir at Rushey Lock,    Rushey Lock,      Tadpole Bridge