The kennet and avon canal crosses from reading to bristol. A simple route map to help plan your canal boat holiday on the kennet avon canal with black prince narrowboat holidays from our bradford on avon hire base.
Kennet and avon canal map. Google map of the kennet and avon canal places of interest. Many paddlers know the stretch from devizes west of this route to london through taking part in the annual devizes to westminster canoe race run every year. Sea faring city where boat moorings reach into the city centre brunel s great britain and clifton suspension bridge bath.
From bristol to bath the waterway follows the natural course of the river avon before the canal links it to the river. See 297 reviews articles and 104 photos of kennet avon canal ranked no 4 on tripadvisor among 73 attractions in reading. Approximate download size is 23 mb.
This has 34 x full a4 pages of maps plus 4 cover pages. The kennet avon canal the kennet and avon is an impressive feat of engineering made up of two river navigations and a linking stretch of canal. In 1990 the queen officially reopened the canal and since then it has gone from strength to strength with the help of a 25m heritage lottery fund grant.
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The kennet and avon canal is made up of three different sections two navigable rivers and one man made canal. There are detailed town plans at 1 12 500 for bristol bath bradford on avon devizes newbury hungerford and the centre of reading. The kennet avon canal trust was formed and with hard work and dedication these volunteers gradually restored the canal to its former glory.
This is a downloadable kennet avon canal cruising map in acrobat pdf format the same map is also available as a downloadable kennet avon cruising map in memory map qct format. Narrowboat holidays across great britain. 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.
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 the canal starts in bristol and ends at reading. Georgian city with honey stone buildings and crescents and roman history bradford upon avon. 29 locks in just over 2 miles.
Balance payment special offers email us 44 0 1527 575 115. The canal gives views of many narrow boats locks aqueducts and landscapes with a level towpath to either walk or cycle on. A tourist map of the kennet avon canal and river avon at 1 50 000 running from bristol in the west to reading and the junction with the river thames in the east.
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