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New HoD 6 Bridges and A Bridge Too Far! – walkabout
16 September @ 9:50 am - 12:15 pm
NB – AS THIS IS A HERITAGE OPEN DAYS (HoD) Event it NEEDS to be booked via Eventbrite, using this link – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6-bridges-and-a-bridge-too-far-walkabout-guided-walk-tickets-628128979687
A linear walk starting at Caversham Bridge & finishing at Duke Street Bridge including all the bridges on the Thames & Kennet en route. Discovering their history, the importance of both rivers & so much more! We follow the Thames Path walking East to Horseshoe Bridge (mouth of the Kennet) and come back into the center of Reading via the Towpath.
Fun facts & lots of opportunity to ask questions. Suitable for all ages.
Easy walking at an average pace, but you will need to be able to walk 2.6 miles. Not wheelchair accessible due to Steps over Horseshoe bridge and in other places, all the rest is on the flat. Finishing hopefully at a local town centre cafe.
THIS IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE PLUS ME – Please arrive at 9.50am mins for signing in and safety brief etc.
Getting there – you could use Bus 24 from Reading station or 15 minute walk along the river.
This is a FREE WAKLKABOUT, but you can make a cash donation of £5 or more per adult and £1 per child over 5. These donations will be split equally between my causes for the year.
From 6 April 2023 – 5 April 2024 these are:
Home-Start Reading – supports families in Reading through difficult times, to help parents give their children the best possible start in life. Their trained volunteers, mostly parents themselves, work alongside their expert support team to help families with young children, who are struggling due to a range of reasons. These might include low mood, depression, anxiety, ill health, disability, broken relationships, bereavement, domestic abuse, poor housing or financial hardship. The parents may be feeling overwhelmed, isolated & lack the self-confidence & strategies to break the cycle.
The Reading Ukrainian Community Centre – houses the Berkshire branch of the Association of Ukrainians in GB (AUGB). Since the start of the conflict in Ukraine last February, the Centre has concentrated its activities to support Ukrainians arriving in the UK, while also delivering equipment & humanitarian aid to those on the frontline. Weekly coffee mornings are held at the Centre, giving Ukrainians new to Reading & their host families an opportunity to meet & chat with fellow Ukrainians & members of the community. https://www.rucc.uk/news
For more details about what my walkabouts offer please see my Reviews :- https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186363…
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Please bring a cash donation of £5 or £10 per adult, and £1 per child over 5.
Proceeds will be split equally between my causes for the year.