Lechlade is a fairly sleepy little town a short stroll along Shelly’s Walk. There are some interesting antiques markets in the town. We will be camping in a field behind the pub from where we will also launch the boats. Be aware the camping is fairly basic. This is a very gentle start to the season – a row, quant or motor up stream on the Saturday and downstream on the Sunday for picnics on the river bank. The river is generally relatively quiet at this time of year.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing... about in boats — or with boats. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not.”
'The Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame