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Kennet & Avon Canal

Runs from the Severn Estuary near Bristol to the River Thames at Reading, BA1 1EE, England
+44 1225 477101
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Greta if Weather on your side

8/10 Got train from Reading to Bath with bikes. Canal very near to Bath Spa and guards helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BrightonBiker
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Brighton
Honey Street Boats....

Honey street boats not to be confused with Moonraker. Absolutely fantastic company to deal with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Malcolm F
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“canal boat” (9 reviews)
“tow path” (5 reviews)
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Runs from the Severn Estuary near Bristol to the River Thames at Reading, BA1 1EE, England
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+44 1225 477101
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"canal boat"
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"tow path"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 6 reviews
"lovely canal"
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"swing bridge"
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"boats moored"
in 2 reviews
"lock gates"
in 2 reviews
"winter walk"
in 2 reviews
"all ages"
in 4 reviews
"great walk"
in 2 reviews
"caen hill"
in 3 reviews
"devizes"
in 7 reviews
"narrowboat"
in 10 reviews
"cyclists"
in 7 reviews
"aqueducts"
in 4 reviews
"bathampton"
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"moonraker"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

8/10 Got train from Reading to Bath with bikes. Canal very near to Bath Spa and guards helpful with getting bikes on and off (couldn't book for 4 only 2, but all got on!) The first section is excellent, busy but everyone polite and stands...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honey street boats not to be confused with Moonraker. Absolutely fantastic company to deal with, John and family are brilliant with friendly advice and a beautiful boat. We hired Honeysuckle for one week and travelled to Bath and back. The narrow boat is beautifully kitted...More

Thank Malcolm F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We cycled from Devizes to Bradford on Avon along the canal taking in the surrounding scenery, the canal and the amazing locks and river boats moored and the friendly folks travelling through on their boats, walkers and cyclists on the tow paths. Parts of the...More

Thank 118Christine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic place, the views along the canal are wonderful. Quiet in most spots, only negative is there isn't enough moorage around the pubs but there are worse things in life. Took us 4 days to get from Bathampton to the Devizes locks and back again....More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

The canal is the place to be , john at Honeystreet will point you in the right direction,peace and quiet ,long evenings, Great wild life beautiful scenery, once a lock has been done the rest is easy Totally recommend this holiday, Also great walks and...More

1  Thank david2811
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

A short walk from the busy center of Bath took us to the tow path on the canal where we chatted to those working the lock gates and enjoyed their slower pace of life. It was very pretty and lots of interesting architecture along the...More

1  Thank Kingussie1314
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Walked from Trowbridge to the canal and then to Bath, nice spring day walk, popular with joggers, walkers and cyclists. Total walk was nearly 14 miles and it took us about 5 hours. A few places to stop en route, even a couple of narrow...More

1  Thank Adam B
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been walking on the canal between Bath and Bradford-on-Avon for the last four years, and every time our walks have been pleasant and enjoyable. It gets busy with cyclists in the summer, but the towpath is wide enough for everyone.

Thank Alexander J
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

We walked along the tow path from Bathampton for around 5k today and really enjoyed it. The walk takes in some lovely sights of the countryside and includes a swing bridge and a couple of nice old stone bridges. Stop for a drink or a...More

Thank Vincent B
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

This is a beautiful canal route for a walk with a dog on a Sunday morning. There was an interesting floating market along the bank offering a variety of handmade gifts. Very picturesque area. Highly recommended. Parking available but limited spaces.

Thank Helen M
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Response from SuggyD | Reviewed this property |
We loved starting above Caen Hill flight and heading down. Expect to take half a day each way to clear the flight. Plenty of pubs and great villages to explore all the way to Bath.
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