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Kennet & Avon Canal
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Stonehenge, Avebury and West Kennet Long Barrow Day Trip from Salisbury
Ranked #8 of 87 things to do in Reading
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“pleasant”
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

Visited July 2014
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“Great for a sit or stroll”
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 wishes.

Visited August 2014
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“A lovely way to spend a few days in a boat!”
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 of moorings by the two pubs on Kennetside. However, the canal does wander down through the Berkshire countryside after Reading and then heads into Wiltshire and onto Bath and Bristol. Some lovely places en route and some interesting sites to visit (Crofton Pumping House for one and infamous Caen Hill flight of locks at devizes). I have travelled on sections of it but have yet to go all the way from Reading to Bristol which will probably take a week to complete - so that's the next challenge!

Visited July 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Nice for a summer walk”
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.

Visited June 2014
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“Aldermaston Tea Rooms”
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!

Visited May 2014
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