The birds were seen swanning along London Road by the Shell garage to the amazement of those present.
Luckily there was not much traffic as a bus worker enticed the hungry family back off the road towards the water space.
Trevor Owen, who was out for a walk, said: ‘A very interesting start to a gorgeous Sunday morning.
‘All seven cygnets, with mum and dad waddled safely back to the water's edge with enticements of bread supplied by the Shell station staff.
‘I'd hoped for a sunrise shot but was blessed by the random swans and their youngsters taking over the road, with the kindness of local workers ensuring they returned safe to their waterways.’
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