Walking the Kennet and Avon Canal
Wonderful selection of varied walks

Walking the Kennet and Avon Canal

The route passes through a diverse and varied landscape, including the chalk hills of the North Wessex Downs AONB in the east, Crofton Pumping Station, the impressive Caen Hill flight of locks at Devizes, aqueducts at Avoncliff and Dundas, the southern edge of the Cotswolds AONB, the City of Bath UNESCO World Heritage Site and Bristol's vibrant Floating Harbour.

The guidebook describes easy walking on mostly good paths and tracks through fairly low-level terrain along the canal. The day walks range from 4¼ to 9 miles: these include more ascents and descents than the canal path, but should still be suitable for most walkers.

Walking the canal from Reading to Bristol

Stage 1 Reading to Woolhampton
Stage 2 Woolhampton to Hungerford
Stage 3 Hungerford to Pewsey Wharf
Stage 4 Pewsey Wharf to Devizes
Stage 5 Devizes to Bradford-on-Avon
Stage 6 Bradford-on-Avon to Bath
Stage 7 Bath to Bristol

Between Reading and Hungerford

Walk 1 Reading – canal and river
Walk 2 Aldermaston – wharf and village
Walk 3 Greenham Common
Walk 4 Newbury and Donnington
Walk 5 Kintbury and Hamstead Marshall
Walk 6 Hungerford and Kintbury
Walk 7 Hungerford, Freeman’s Marsh and Standen Manor

Between Great Bedwyn and Devizes

Walk 8 Great Bedwyn, Crofton and Wilton
Walk 9 Wootton Rivers and Burbage
Walk 10 Pewsey Wharf, Martinsell Hill and Oare Hill
Walk 11 Wilcot and Woodborough
Walk 12 Honeystreet, Alton Priors, Alton Barnes and the Alton Barnes White Horse
Walk 13 All Cannings, the Wansdyke and Bishops Cannings
Walk 14 Devizes, Caen Hill and Rowde

Between Seend and Bristol

Walk 15 Seend and Seend Cleeve
Walk 16 Bradford-on-Avon, Avoncliff and Lower Westwood
Walk 17 Avoncliff, Freshford, Monkton Combe and Dundas
Walk 18 Dundas Aqueduct, Monkton Farleigh, Brown’s Folly, Bathford and Bathampton
Walk 19 Bathampton, Sham Castle and Bath
Walk 20 Saltford, Swineford, North Stoke and the Cotswold Way

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