An early start and according to one of the volunteer lockies this paddle at bottom lock Crofton requires more turns than any other on the K&A to raise and lower it. He said it was 63 turns. Keep going Carolyn you are nearly there !!!!.
Just before Hungerford you pass this old Lock keepers cottage. When we passed a few weeks ago it still looked like it could be lived in. But now some Scroates have smashed all the windows. What a shame.
We both like Hungerford a lot and we think it is one of the best towns we have come across on the K&A, It is very similar to our home town of Totnes but without all the charity shops. Instead Hungerford is just full of Antique shops.
We will spend a night here and then tomorrow it will be an early start and back towards the River Thames at Reading which should take us a few days to reach.