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. The name may refer to either the route of the original kennet and avon canal company which linked the river kennet at newbury to the river avon at bath or to the entire navigation between the river thames at reading and the floating harbour at bristol including the earlier improved river navigations of the river kennet between.
The canal gives views of many narrow boats locks aqueducts and landscapes with a level towpath to either walk or cycle on.
Map of kennet and avon canal. 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 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. Search for your holiday.
29 locks in just over 2 miles. There s plenty to see and do near the route including highclere castle nature discovery centre and the museum of reading. 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.
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 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. 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. Balance payment special offers email us 44 0 1527 575 115. Sea faring city where boat moorings reach into the city centre brunel s great britain and clifton suspension bridge bath.
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 avon canal trust was formed and with hard work and dedication these volunteers gradually restored the canal to its former glory. The kennet and avon canal is a canal in southern england.
The kennet and avon canal is made up of three different sections two navigable rivers and one man made canal. From bristol to bath the waterway follows the natural course of the river avon before the canal links it to the river. 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.
There are detailed town plans at 1 12 500 for bristol bath bradford on avon devizes newbury hungerford and the centre of reading. Narrowboat holidays across great britain. Google map of the kennet and avon canal places of interest.
Georgian city with honey stone buildings and crescents and roman history bradford upon avon. Fascinating small town caen hill lock flight.