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. The kennet and avon canal crosses from reading to bristol.
Kennet avon canal. 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. Traversing the huge caen hill lock flight and then seend locks heading on the towpath to hilperton with pictures. 01380 721279 registered in england number 726331 charity number cc209206.
The kennet and avon canal is made up of three different sections two navigable rivers and one man made canal. Now we work to protect enhance and promote britain s best waterway. Barge owners tracey and steve weedon came across the sunken hire boat at lock 12 by pulteney gardens on tuesday evening.
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. 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. 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.
The kennet and avon canal s route from bruce tunnel passing through quiet countryside to reach devizes in wiltshire. 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 trust the wharf couch lane devizes sn10 1eb tel.
Welcome to the kennet avon canal trust. A canal boat is blocking the kennet and avon canal in bath after sinking. We re the charity that saved the kennet avon canal which runs from bristol to reading.
From bristol to bath the waterway follows the natural course of the river avon before the canal links it to the river. Lots to continue reading. The kennet and avon canal opened in 1810 and after restoration was re opened by hm the queen in 1990.
Kennet and avon canal through caen hill lock flight and seend lock flight. Browse our site to find out about our boat trips our steam engines our events and our cafes. It passes beautiful tranquil and unspoilt scenery with an abundance of plant and wild life through bustling market towns picturesque villages and past historic monuments.
The kennet avon canal trust was formed and with hard work and dedication these volunteers gradually restored the canal to its former glory.