Kennet and Avon Canal

   
  • Route:
    Bath to Reading
  • Grade:
    Easy, Flat Walking on Towpath
  • Distance:
    75 Miles (120 Kms)

  • Walking Days:
    6 Days, Walking 12-13 Miles A Day

Starting at Thimble Mill, the first lock, the attractions of this walk include Claverton Pump, Avoncliffe Aqueduct, Devizes' 29 locks and Crofton Pumping Station. The canal winds through lovely countryside with many villages and towns along the route, joining the River Thames at Blakes Lock, Reading, where there is an interesting museum. Much of this canal is very rural, with abundant birdlife, butterflies and flowers.
Chat on the towpath 

Chat on the towpath

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