If you re looking for an alternative route in bath without cyclists head over to my bath skyline walk report. The route from bath to bradford on avon is approximately 10 miles.
Today it s a great place to spot historic canal features.
Kennet and avon canal bradford on avon. The great western railway line and the river avon are crossed by the kennet and avon canal at avoncliff via an aqueduct which was designed by john rennie and chief engineer john thomas in 1801 and features an excellent 60 foot long arch. Bradford on avon is an architectural treasure chest with gems including the magnificent 14th century tithe barn and striking town bridge over the river avon. 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. It was opened in 1810 and used to transport many products by barge and narrow boat along its route. Enjoy a kennet avon canal boat holiday starting from the picturesque wiltshire town of bradford on avon a narrow boat hire base that offers canal cruises to suit all levels of experience.
The kennet and avon canal bradford on avon runs from bristol to reading and took 16 years to construct. The wharf at bradford on avon wharf was the busiest on the kennet avon canal during the 1850s. The kennet and avon canal is a canal in southern england.
The kennet and avon canal and avoncliff aqueduct and dundas aqueduct. Lots of interesting and historic places fj australia what a sight and experience navigating the 27 locks down the hill to foxhangers. Excellent holiday we went from bristol along the kennet and avon canal through bath and bradford on avon to the base of the caen hill flight just short of devices and return.
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. Bradford on avon pumping station kennet avon canal 18th jan 2021 8 00am to 12th feb 2021 4 00pm temporary installation of a fabric dam at the bottom end of lock 14 to allow draining of the lock chamber and pump intake chambers. Wandering across some of england s most beautiful countryside the kennet and avon canal links england s canals via the river thames at.
Heading westward will take you over aqueducts through bridges and locks to the world heritage city of bath a gentle day s canal cruise from the base. 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 search for your holiday balance payment special offers email us 44 0 1527 575 115. For further details on the kennet and avon canal pop over to the canal river trust website.