The kennet and avon canal is made up of three different sections two navigable rivers and one man made canal. 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.
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Kennet avon canal map. There are detailed town plans at 1 12 500 for bristol bath bradford on avon devizes newbury hungerford and the centre of reading. 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. 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.
The canal gives views of many narrow boats locks aqueducts and landscapes with a level towpath to either walk or cycle on. Kennet and avon canal a lovely mix of gorgeous countryside and tranquil canals the 21 mile kennet and avon canal route is a perfect day out for the whole family. The kennet and avon canal crosses from reading to bristol.
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. Kennet avon canal reading. The 100 mile route from reading to bristol following the kennet avon canal is just 25 minutes from london by train.
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. Balance payment special offers email us 44 0 1527 575 115. From bristol to bath the waterway follows the natural course of the river avon before the canal links it to the river.
You don t have to head north to enjoy the national cycle network s signature rides. The kennet avon canal trust was formed and with hard work and dedication these volunteers gradually restored the canal to its former glory. Search for your holiday.
And best of all canals try to dodge hills rather than going over them so it s easy cycling all the way. 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. 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.
Narrowboat holidays across great britain. There s plenty to see and do near the route including highclere castle nature discovery centre and the museum of reading. 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.