True grit on the towpath.

Despite the poor weather, contractors are progressing very well with the resurfacing of the towpath -running beside the Kennet and Avon Canal – from the George Inn at Bathampton through to the first tunnel into Sydney Gardens.

Looking back down the towpath towards Bathampton.

Most of the tarmac has now been covered with its top coat of grit – which will gradually bed down into the path to give a firm and smooth way into town for pedestrians and cyclists – without the mud and water-filled potholes that have plagued this safer route into the city.

Seems it’s ok to get out there and use it now. It’s the way l cycled home to Larkhall.

Contractors working on the last section of tarmacked towpath by the first tunnel into Sydney Gardens. The tar surface is being heated before the grit is applied.