One of the loveliest waterways in britain the kennet avon meanders 86 miles between bristol and reading passing through the historic city of bath. 4th jan 2021 8 00am to 26th mar 2021 4 00pm carry at works on the caen hill flight as follows.
Barge owners tracey and steve weedon came across the sunken hire boat at lock 12 by.
Kennet and avon canal locks. The remaining 90 locks lie along the 57 miles 92 km of canal. Locks 40 39 38 and 37 and pumping station at lock 22 caen hill devizes kennet avon canal. The kennet and avon canal from sulhamstead via aldermaston to newbury.
It is the first lock east of netham the upstream limit of the floating harbour beyond the suburbs of the city of bristol. There are a total of 105 locks on the kennet and avon canal from bristol to the river thames including 6 on the navigable section of the river avon from bristol to bath and 9 on the navigable section of the river kennet to its confluence with the thames near reading. The kennet and avon is an impressive feat of engineering made up of two river navigations and a linking stretch of canal.
The route includes the fully restored caen hill flight of 29 locks at devizes. From garston via sulhamstead monkey marsh turf sided lock and newbury into aldermaston. The kennet and avon canal between newbury and hungerford.
Lock 40 reline and repairs of top and bottom gates to reduce leakage. This has occurred due to a mechanical failure of the environment agency s twerton sluice gates. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Kennet and avon canal from the start at reading to garston turf sided lock. The name is often used to describe all three sections whereas strictly it is the section that links the river avon at newbury and then to reading on the river thames. Bridges features and photos.
It runs from the severn estuary near bristol to the river thames at reading over 100 miles long with more than 100 locks some magnificent engineering and crossing some of the most beautiful scenery in southern england. The kennet and avon canal is made up of three different sections two navigable rivers and one man made canal. The route of the kennet and avon canal goes through some of the loveliest scenery in southern england.
We are sorry to advise that the river avon navigation between locks 6 and 7 is closed due to very low water levels and the gates at the junction with the kennet avon canal are chained. A canal boat is blocking the kennet and avon canal in bath after sinking. This first part of the canal fromreading to newbury is in fact a river navigation where the engineers canalised the river kennet in the period between 1718 and 1723 and built 20 locks.
The kennet and avon canal opened in 1810 and after restoration was re opened by hm the queen in 1990. Starting off on the canal as it leaves the river thames at reading and walking as far as the rare garston turfsided lock. Lock number one on the kennet and avon canal is hanham lock first opened as part of the avon navigation in 1727.
The canal starts in bristol and ends at reading.