Photo essay: Gloucester Docks, Gloucestershire, England

Last weekend was warm, sunny and bright, and I spent an hour or so walking around Gloucester's historic docks on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. It's changed a lot over the last 30 years, and regeneration projects are still ongoing. As I walked I photographed anything which interested me, and thought I'd share a selection. … Continue reading Photo essay: Gloucester Docks, Gloucestershire, England

Walking the Exe Estuary Trail, Devon

The Exe Estuary Trail in Devon follows the banks of the River Exe from the south of Exeter to the sea. I’ve looked out over the estuary from the train on several occasions, the line skirting along its banks, boats on the water, wading birds and fishermen hunting for shellfish, and discovering the trail along … Continue reading Walking the Exe Estuary Trail, Devon

Two castles and a church: a wander around historic Dartmouth and Kingswear, Devon

The bus dropped me in Kingswear up above the marina and the station for the steam railway. Lying on the eastern side of the River Dart in Devon it’s opposite the town of Dartmouth, my destination for the day, a popular spot for tourists in the summer and also a medieval port set back about … Continue reading Two castles and a church: a wander around historic Dartmouth and Kingswear, Devon

Visiting the Anglo-Saxons at Deerhurst, Gloucestershire

It’s not every day that you get to walk into a building well over a thousand years old. I was visiting St Mary’s Church in Deerhurst, a few miles north of Gloucester, whose history goes back into the 8th century. Set in a leafy churchyard and next to the old priory, the core of the … Continue reading Visiting the Anglo-Saxons at Deerhurst, Gloucestershire

Gloucester’s Roman City wall and King’s Bastion

About 5m below the rather innocuous 1960s King’s Walk shopping centre in Gloucester lies a section of the Roman City Wall. Only open to the public every now and then, I jumped at the chance to visit this summer. The entrance is right in the middle of the shopping centre, underneath a large metal cover. … Continue reading Gloucester’s Roman City wall and King’s Bastion