Day 20 – Rest Day in Gloucester

Important Info

Planned kilometres: 0 (cummulative 466)

Kilometres walked: 0 (cummulative 501)

% Completed (based on 1800km trip): 27.8%

Weather: Sun

Pubs visited: The New Inn, The Tall Ship

Pints: 2 (cummulative 56)

Kms per pint: 8.9

Blisters: 0 (cummulative 2)



Today was a rest day and its was a beautiful sunny day. As today was the start of a bank holiday weekend in the UK, available accommodation was limited so I had to change hotels for my second night in Gloucester.


The lady at the hotel I stayed at last night is storing my bag and is also do my washing for me while I’m out being a tourist for the day. It will be nice to have washing that has been line dried and not out in dryer or hung on radiators all over hotel room.


I visited the Gloucester Cathedral which is in the middle of the town centre and had a wander around the shops and my big purchase was a book which I will read for the rest of the day, so I don’t have to carry it. I haven’t quite managed how to walk along the river/canal reading a book as I’m worried I will fall in.



In the town centre I met Alan a Town Crier


 At tourist information, I picked up a brochure on the Pubs of Gloucester and decided to visit the most historic. I stopped at The New Inn for a look around and a pint. The brochure said The New Inn was built between 1430 & 1450 and described it as “the finest example of a medieval galleried inn to be found in Britain today.”




After the New Inn, I moved onto the Gloucester Docks and had lunch at The Tall Ship. I sat out in the sun and relaxed with a beer and my book.


I went back to my hotel to pick up my bag and found my washing nicely folded and stacked. I didn’t let the hotel lady see me as I took her nicely folded washing and squashed into my pack. The rest of the day was spent relaxing and reading my book which I only half finished, so I will have to carry it and finish tomorrow.


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