One of the loveliest waterways in britain the kennet avon meanders 86 miles between bristol and reading passing through the historic city of bath. The kennet avon canal was 200 years old in 2010 and the anniversary was celebrated with an exciting programme of repair and conservation of the canal s important features.
The refloating of a barge that sunk on the kennet and avon canal in bath has been captured in pictures.
Kennet and avon canal bath. The route of the kennet and avon canal takes you from the thames at reading through some of the nation s best loved landscapes including west berkshire an area of outstanding natural beauty and thatcham hungerford and pewsey. From bristol to bath the waterway follows the natural course of the river avon before the canal links it to the river. Kennet avon canal in bath.
A canal boat is blocking the kennet and avon canal in bath after sinking. The kennet and avon canal opened in 1810 and after restoration was re opened by hm the queen in. In 1724 the river kennet was made navigable from reading to newbury and by 1727 boats could reach as far as bath.
The sally narrowboats hire boat was accidentally damaged at lock 12 by pulteney gardens and. The kennet and avon canal is a waterway in southern england with an overall length of 87 miles 140 km made up of two lengths of navigable river linked by a canal the name is used to refer to the entire length of the navigation rather than solely to the central canal section. What we know as the kennet avon canal is actually made up of three historic waterways the kennet navigation the avon navigation and the kennet avon canal.
Locks on the kennet and avon canal were built to take barges with maximum dimensions of 73 feet long by 13 feet 10 inches wide. The route includes the fully restored caen hill flight of 29 locks at devizes. Kennet avon canal broad canal 86 miles bath to newbury 106 locks 1 tunnel at least 1 week to cruise.
Bradford on avon is an attractive historic thriving market town full of bath. Now you can listen to two audio trails which tell you more about the kennet avon canal. Hire a narrowboat on the kennet and avon k a canal which stretches across southern england from bristol and bath through beautiful wiltshire and berkshire scenery to reading featuring some of the most spectacular scenery and sights of the english canal system.
Barge owners tracey and steve weedon came across the sunken hire boat at lock 12 by pulteney gardens on tuesday evening.