Skippy's Random Ramblings

The Random Thoughts of a Geek in Manchester


River Thames

Canals of Swindon

Swindon Borough Council, have been writing consultations again, The Swindon Advertiser reported “Residents want canal back in town centre masterplan” [link]. THE GRAND plan for an overhaul of Swindon town centre could be set to get its own makeover –… Continue Reading →

Where the Themes meets the Themes and Severn Canal

Following on from my previous two posts; this one is based on my 365s location, b0atg1rl and I were standing in Lechlade. Lechlade is just downstream from the junction between the River Themes (River Isis), River Coln, and the Thames… Continue Reading →

Springer for sale

UPDATE! nbArianrhod is also listed on Tomorrow (Thursday 23rd), b0atg1rl and I will be down at her, as we have a couple of viewings, If you want to have a look, or want further details, please contact her. ‘nbArianrhod’… Continue Reading →

Tweet Pirating #OWCTGT #RiverThemes

Today I am Pirating with a number of #BoatsThatTweet in Oxford, @Galoot (Cat Who Laughed) and @Gbilder of @nb_coqui, and @OdyAuto of @workboatpug on the Here are some fun photos from the trip up so far 🙂 Lunch at the… Continue Reading →

Number 8 – Head of the Thames

[photonav url=’’] A while ago Loupie and I went to Trewsbury Mead to look for the source of the Thames; Thames Head There’s a little cup in the Cotswold HillsWhich a spring in a meadow bubbles and fillsSpanned by a… Continue Reading →

Another Map of London Canals

Another map of the Canals in and around London, this one comes from British Waterways, via WaterScape.

Squee, Map of waterway treasures

Themes21 are an environmental charity working with London communities to bring London’s waterways to life. They plan to clean up waterside grot-spots, remove graffiti and create new habitats for wildlife and aim to transform neglected and littered waterways into areas that everyone… Continue Reading →

Google Earth Canal Maps

Google Earth Canal Maps GECM (Google Earth Canal Maps) is an on-going attempt to maps all the canals of the UK on Google Earths/Google Maps, including all the derelict ans in-filled ones. its a cool cartography project.

Hand Drawn Map of London’s Docklands

Found this via this page; Its a cool hand drawn map of the part of the Thames I most recently walked; speaking about that; I still need to poke those photos onto my blog

London Canal Map

Amy of nb Lucky Duck found this map on the Internet; It is a nice visual representation of the waterways in London, in the style of Harry Beck’s London Underground Map.

East London Line

One of those interesting PDF’s you pick up while moving around is the 2000 issue of the Railway Junction Diagrams book. This is one of those documents that most people who use the tube every day will never have thought… Continue Reading →

Number 8 – Custom House

This was a very short walk; Loupie, JD, Donna and I were up in the City of London, and did the short bit of the Thames path out the front of Custom House. According to Christopher Winn’s “I Never Knew… Continue Reading →

Number 22 – Blogs I follow

Due to wanting to live on a Narrow Boat; Over the past few years I have been following a fair few blogs; as well as talking to Andrew, and Anik. The Blogs I have been following are: Andrew Denny (Twitter)… Continue Reading →

Number 8 – Abingdon to The Railway bridge

Abingdon is a charming riverside town with many fine buildings including the majestic County Hall in the market place. This was built when Abingdon was Berkshire’s County Town . The town was once dominated by the Abbey, then the most… Continue Reading →

Number 8 – Culham Cut to Clifton Hampten Bridge – Pt2

This is a continuation of part one, of task 8. On the north bank; by a tree is a GeoCach

Number 8 – Culham Cut to Clifton Hampten Bridge – Pt1

I managed it, After last nights aborted attempt to walk from Culham, to Clifton Hampden, I completed the first documented part of my Task 8. Culham is an example of a shrunken village. The manor house and church are meagre… Continue Reading →

Number 8 – Culham Cut to Clifton Hampten Bridge – Delayed

Last night I attempted to walk the above course, its about 6.6 miles all in with about 3.5 of that being Thames Path, however with the weather closing in I stopped the walk just before the Appleford Railway Bridge, however… Continue Reading →

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