Boating River KennetRiver Kennet Category Outdoor Activities, Nature & Wildlife
The Kennet & Avon Canal is one of our most well-loved waterways. The 87 mile long canal links London with the Bristol Channel, and passes through some spectacular landscapes including West Berkshire and the rolling Cotswolds. But this haven in southern England faced closure in the last century and was only brought back to life thanks to the tireless dedication of volunteers.
Today, thousands of visitors enjoy boating, walking and cycling along the peaceful towpaths of the Kennet & Avon Canal, fondly known as the K&A. A waterside walk along any stretch of towpath is an enjoyable experience.
For family day's out, the Crofton Pumping Station, Caen Hill Flight, Avoncliff Aqueduct, Claverton Pumping Station and the historic city of Bath are just some of the canal’s many highlights. But just a few decades ago we came very close to losing this national treasure, forever.
This beautiful waterway is a favourite weekend escape for locals and a pleasure to discover for visitors from further afield. Whether on foot, by boat or on two wheels, we know that the K&A delights you all. From end to end it is dotted with destinations which make for perfect family days out.