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Kennet & Avon Canal

Reading, England
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Ranked #6 of 41 Attractions in Reading
Type: Hiking Trails
Traveler Description: The Kennet and Avon Canal is a mixture of man-made canal and navigable river that runs from Reading to Bristol. Although the whole route tends to be... more »
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Doha, Qatar
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180 reviews 180 reviews
79 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A lovely place to go for a walk along and easy to access from the city centre. There is a pub but a shame theres not a few more places to stop off

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a chance to get some air and see some nature although in the heart of busy Reading centre. Its worth walking from the Homebase carpark,crossing the bridge and turning East. You will see some cottages, swans,ducks and pass two pubs (or sit outside for a sip or two)! One can walk for miles in either direction if one... More

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England UK
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116 reviews 116 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The main channel through Reading is still, if I'm correct, the River Kennet but it links the Thames with the K&A canal and is fast becoming a popular tourist attraction (many canal boats passing through the town and many stopping as well!) Possibly a bit naff as it goes through the Oracle shopping centre and there is a definite lack... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great for a walk or bike ride, specially in summer. If you need a pub stop there are a lot of restaurants and pubs nearby, as the canal strolls all over the city centre and Oracle shopping centre.

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essex
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Canal area is lovely for walks etc but having driven from Devizes particularly to visit the tea rooms was very disappointed to find they are closed on a Monday and Tuesday!

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Just returned from a week long holiday on the kennet and Avon canal from Hilperton to Bath. Must say how good ABC Boat hire canal boats are with all facilities on board. Unfortunately for holiday makers, moorings throughout the route are extremely limited. This is due to the number of poorly maintained and what look like abandoned vessels taking up... More

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Reading
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

You can travel from the Thames at Horeshoe bridge (near Tesco) all the way to Aldermaston and back in an afternoon. Lots of pretty tow paths and canal scenery.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We love the cycle path. It is well maintained and easy to walk or cycle. Scenic route and you seem to cover more mileage than when using a road!

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Tea Room at Aldermaston Wharf: Back in September a review by Paul M said that he hoped this tea room did hot meals in the winter. Yes it does! Between us we had jacket potatoes with coronation chicken topping, and with prawn topping, hot soup and rolls and a large ploughman's. Oh - the ploughman's wasn't hot lol. Leaf... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Worth a wander along, there are some quieter stretches which are really pretty, you get to see the river Kennet too. We often walk along the stretch near Reading but cycle further along as far as Newbury too.

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