Heading north from Reading the Thames becomes much quieter and rural not passing through large conurbations except Reading and Oxford and passing through just the now rural outskirts of Abingdon.

The locks are still manned by a keeper and big enough to cater for the larger liveaboards found nearer London.

Click to enlarge.The landscape is largely flat with just a few small but nevertheless attractive hills such as Round Hill shown left looking south over Day’s Lock near Dorchester.






Below are photos taken along the route. And, below that a Google Map showing the places in the photos.

To view photos:
1. View a larger version of a single image in a separate page – Right Click on the image then Left Click on “Open link in new tab” or “Open link in new window”.
2. Display an enlarged gallery – Left Click on an image – use the large side arrows to move between images – Left Click outside an image or press ESC to close the enlarged gallery.

Click Google Maps Points Symbol in the map below to display a list of locations marked.