The kennet and avon canal with an overall length of 87 miles runs from bristol to the thames in reading. At greenham island we have something to offer every kind of boater canal boat holiday hire maybe a day trip for friends and family or an extended canal holiday or moorings and services for your own vessel.
Newbury canal boat hire. Fully equipped with everything you might need from 240v points flatscreen tv dvd players ipad connectivity to the basics such as washing up kit and central heating all you need to do is bring your own personal clothing bedding towels food and drink provisions and you re all set for a holiday afloat. From bristol to bath on to bradford on avon the waterway follows the natural course of the river avon before the canal links it to the river kennet at newbury and from there to reading on the river thames. Newbury was renowned for the greenham common peace camp outside the huge military airbase which was a few miles to the southeast of the town.
Newbury marina holiday narrowboat hire canal holiday narrowboat hire on the kennet avon. Kennet avon canal boat hire in newbury 2 rectory cottage located in activities explore the uk the best places to visit on freedom2explorefreedom 2 explore gives you the opportunity to find out about all sorts of things to do in the uk. Canal boat hire in berkshire.
Join our boating trip to newbury and return from aldermaston wharf. We are handily located on the kennet and avon canal near the centre of newbury just a couple of locks away from beautiful countryside. The river thames and the kennet and avon canal can be explored on a canal boating holiday in berkshire.
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The kennet avon canal meanders through the market town of newbury with a pretty waterside path running alongside it and plenty of boat moorings. We think that they re the smartest on the water. 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.
At abc we not only offer canal boat hire but we also have a range of featured routes. Frequently there are inviting canal side pubs offering lunch or supper. At newbury wharf you can see many buildings linked to the canal s history.
In april 1983. The canal passes through the leafy victoria park with the traditional english attractions of a boating lake bandstand and bowls club. The kennet and avon canal opened in 1810 and after restoration was re opened by hm the queen in 1990.
Abc boat hire po box 232 worcester wr1 2sd email. Linking the river thames at reading in berkshire to the bristol avon the kennet and avon canal is england s most southerly broad beam canal. Between 8 30am and 6 00pm mondays to fridays and between 09 00am and 5 00pm saturdays sundays and bank holidays except for a few days over christmas.