The Walk along Cray Riverway & the Picnic

River Cray

Definitely summer has gone away from England. Each time we have some rain the air is getting colder and wetter. Autumn is here now and then … ‘Winter is coming’ … Huh? Are you from Winterfell?

Jon-Snow-In-Game-Of-Thrones( ↑ Don’t mention the thing not everybody understands! 😦 )

However, the Saturday two weeks ago had great weather. As it could have been the last nice day to go out, we did not want to miss the chance. We packed our ‘Bento’ Lunch box and left home for a walk.

PubThis time our destination was ‘Cray Riverway’. There was a little walk from the station to the path. We had to ask the direction twice including the landlord of this little pub. I liked the interior of the pub. Very authentic.

Pub ceiling  

Shortly after leaving the pub we found the entrance to the Riverway which was a small river that went through dense woodland.

Path sign

By walking along the river I had noticed lots of wild Watercress was growing here.

River with watercress

DSCF2817 (3)This is the close up of the Watercress. I wanted to take some since I am a Foraging lover but people and many dogs were walking in the river so I gave up. Maybe another occasion in a quieter season.

We came to the bridge in a much more open bright area.


After passing the bridge we finally decided the spot to have a picnic. I have to admit that I hadn’t done much effort to make ‘Bento’  Lunch Box for a long long time.

Bento boxes

This time I did try to do a little effort but not too much. They were ‘Inari-zushi’ (Sushi in Fried Tofu pouch), Soy Mince Burgers with Tomato Chili sauce, ‘Tamago-yaki’ (Egg Omelette), Venison Sausage & Cucumber on a stick, Asparagus and Broccoli.

Lunch with beer

And of course some cold Beer to go with it!

Whilst we were having our lunch many dogs appeared and crazily jumped into the river. They just love water!

Splashing dogs

So after the lunch we walked up the river and reached to a vast park which has a long Sweet Chestnut Avenue. So many Chestnuts Cases on their branches made me feel like wanting to come back here in a few weeks time to pick them.

Chestnuts Avenue   Chestnuts

Along the Chestnut Avenue, I found several trees with interesting shapes. Some had interesting patterns like a lava on their trunk. Some of them looked like some kind of creatures or a giant insect larva.

Tree in shape

Weired tree

I love looking around trees. The nature fascinates me!


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