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Address: Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR , England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1452 318000
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Canal walkwith a spectacular flight of locks

The only negative was the typical english rain.It poured down but it was such a lovely walk that we didn't let a little rain put us off

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The only negative was the typical english rain.It poured down but it was such a lovely walk that we didn't let a little rain put us off

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Crystal Palace,London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The weather was crisp and cold, we parked in the signed car park. You pay but it is only £1 for 4 hours. We strolled down the gentle hill then back up again. I who hates walking found myself enjoying the scenery, wood smoke, sheep in the fields and general rural tranquillity. Because the slope was gentle it was easy... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

If you are able, walk the full length of the locks. I think there are circa 24 in all. It is very interesting if you know very little about locks. A nice warm sunny day is ideal. There is the Caen Locks Cafe for refreshments, and at the Devizes end there is the Black House pub/ restaurant. But must say,... More 

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Mudford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Enjoyable time spent walking up and down the locks and watching the canal boats pass through - this was February so probably very different at peak season. Pleasant seats at various points so could take a picnic although there is a cafe at the Locks which even in the winter was fairly busy. Car parking is charged. Paths reasonably suitable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Had a very enjoyable walk along canal but a bit muddy in places but only due to rain day befor. But well worth seeing all the locks .

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Fantastic bit of engineering at its best..great for walking or cycling with lots of natural wildlife.I would recommend this to anyone who loves the great out doors.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This long lock flight is impressive. It abounds with wildlife, canal boats, cyclists and walkers. Last week the sight of birds of many types standing on thin sheets of ice was just idyllic. Generally the towpath is in great condition and even after heavy rain only a few places develop muddy pools. Standing at the bottom and looking up the... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Can't help but be in awe of the Caen Hill flight of locks. Living in Devizes & seeing them, along with much of the canal transformed over the last 30 years is amazing - never stop enjoying walking/cycling the towpaths.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Canal-side towpath walks along 16 locks in a flight of 29 on this part of the Kennet & Avon, between Rowde and Devizes. There are some great videos of this stretch of the canal on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrQ6FcktvlM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF74dYENLfA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Iz1Mh_mrU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILlV9SnL9rk Interesting to see how the lock gates work and to know the history. Built in 1810 to get cargo up... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well worth a visit at any time, you can take a leisurely walk along the canal and watch the boats come up through the locks. There is a very nice café or you can walk along to the pub.

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