The forecast was for a very hot day, and our respective calendars were clear, so we took the train to Tonbridge.
Rocco is now getting quite used to trains:
Tonbridge really benefits from having the River Medway flowing through the town:
The ruins of Tonbridge Castle are in the background. First stop was a nearby pub, which had a nice courtyard at the back:
After many beers and a nice lunch, we set off for a walk along the river, which consists of many different channels and bridges to cross. It wasn’t long before Rocco had a swim, and luckily, managed to get out again (much of the river bank is quite steep):
Further on, we came across a (very) disused lock:
We headed back through Haysden Country Park and Barden Lake:
and after a bit of a trek through the back streets of Tonbridge, we returned to the station and our train home:
Another lovely day out!