The full kennet and avon canal walking trail enjoys 95 miles of gentle canal towpaths and easy paths. 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.
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Kennet and avon canal walking map. Kennet avon this easy terrain walk covers towpaths for 20 miles. 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. Kennet and avon canal walk pubs cafes.
On the walk there s several fine options for refreshments. The canal passes along the thatcham nature reserve where there is a nice lakeside cafe. 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.
Walking the kennet and avon canal. The kennet and avon canal is made up of three different sections two navigable rivers and one man made canal. You can find more about skyworks stunning aerial filming on the world from above page here.
Along the way you will find plenty of beautiful scenery as well unique insights into england s industrial history. Kennet and avon canal walk open street map mobile gps map with location tracking. 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 full canal walk and 20 day walks cicerone press 2016 guidebook julia bradbury s canal walks frances lincoln an imprint of quarto 2011. The walk takes you from bath to devizes virtually all of it alongside some of the most breathtakingly beautiful canals to be found anywhere as you stride down the avon valley. The route stays close to the river avon as it meanders through the north wessex downs from reading to bristol.
The route head south from pulteney bridge in bath with the water on your right and you walk into a wonderland of canals canal boats and canal people. 20 circular walks are also included ranging from 4 to 9 miles taking in the best sections of the canal. The kennet avon canal trust was formed and with hard work and dedication these volunteers gradually restored the canal to its former glory.
Along this walk there is the avoncliff aqueduct and the grand finale at caen hill lock flight at devizes. Kennet and avon canal from the start at reading to garston turf sided lock starting off on the canal as it leaves the river thames at reading and walking as far as the rare garston turfsided lock. Our topics about the kennet and avon canal are split over several pages following the canal from west to east.
Skyworks worked with julia to make the canal walks tv series. Guidebook to walking along the kennet avon canal. The 94 mile route from reading to bristol is split into 7 stages of fairly easy walking and includes the unesco world heritage site of bath and bristol s floating harbour.