Sunday 18 September 2022

Jog/walk to the Chocolate Factory and back

It was a lovely day for a jog/walk so we set off along the riverbank. We turned right at the cycle path and started jogging. We ran over the River Avon and stopped for a quick photo. 

After a few kms I was relieved when we reached our turn off and started to walk along a little stream that eventually met up with the Avon again. We found a lock gate and carefully walked across it.

We were then almost at the Chocolate Factory which unfortunately is now an apartment complex, but used to be the Frys Chocolate Factory in Keynsham. We did find a lovely cafe and stopped for a cappuccino before starting out for home.

We followed the river again and I happened to glance across to the other bank and to my amazement, saw dinosaurs grazing and wandering around.

Things then got even stranger as we got back to the cycle path, which used to be the railway line between Bristol and Bath. We heard a merry toot toot and then a steam train appeared.

We have run along this route many times, but never seen a train. However, today was the Teddy Bears Picnic day and the train had pulled half a dozen carriages full of children with their Teddy bears.

Resuming our run we followed the line back to our river turning and because the wind was very low, we watched a slow motion dinghy race on the river.

16 kilometres (approx 10 miles) full of action. 

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