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The most beautiful southern link from Reading at the Thames to Bristol at the Atlantic Sea


Kennet and Avon Canal | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 139 km
Number of locks: 106
Lock dimensions: 21.30 x 2.10
Max. depth: 0.90
Max. headroom: 2.10
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (many locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: with urban surroundings, for sporty people
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Good

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Waterway has access to:

Severn River & Gloucester Sharpness | England
Thames River | England
Atlantic Sea

Kennet and Avon Canal with Avon (Bristol) Navigation and River Kennet Navigation
In 1990 this old connection from London to the Bristol Channel was finally navigable throughout again and is today very popular.

Avon Navigation cuts through wooded hills and the famous Avon Gorge on its way to Bristol and then meanders up to Bath.
From there it goes eastwards on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Short before the Dundas Aqueduct one should visit the wonderfully renovated Pump Station of Claverton, if you’re announced, it will be put to work. Before Devices with its charming Canal Museum one has to cope with the flight of 29 locks, climbing up to it.
After Newbury one changes onto River Kennet Navigation, which will flow into the Thames at Reading.

Houseboat & Narrow Boat Hirer / Kennet & Avon Canal

Anglo-Welsh Holidays

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Devises Marina | Foxhangers Marine

Kennet Cruisers  | White Horse Boats


Kennet and Avon Canal Trust

1951 the Kennet and Avon Canal association was formed, which bekcame The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust on 1962 thus enabling charitable status. Together with The British Waterways and the Ripatian Counsils: The Kennt and Avon Canal Trust aims to Protect, Enhance and Promote the Canal.

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No. 7 River Thames & the Southern Waterways  |  Nicholson


Author: Harper Collins  / Editor:  Nicholson / Language: English
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Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services. Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Covers the Basingstoke, Bridgwater & Taunton, Exeter, Grand Western and Kennet & Avon canals and the rivers Thames and Wey. Spiralbounding, size: A5

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