Great Britain » Kennet and Avon Canal | England
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)|
|Character of waterway:||with urban surroundings, for sporty people|
|Profile of waterway:||Used by tourists only|
Waterway has access to:Severn River & Gloucester Sharpness | England
Thames River | England
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
Kennet and Avon Canal Trust1951 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
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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