We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
87
All photos (87)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tow path”(14 reviews)
“lovely walk”(15 reviews)
“cycle route”(3 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Jan
Feb
10°
Mar
Contact
Reading, England
Website
+44 1488 658886
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (274)
Filter reviews
262 results
Traveller rating
121
114
21
4
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
121
114
21
4
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews tow path lovely walk cycle route beautiful countryside oracle centre both sides boat trip interesting walk reading town centre newbury locks pubs boats hungerford aldermaston bristol cyclists
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 262 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love canals. They were never meant for joy trips . Canals are the motorways of there time. These waterways carried coal, steel, coal, cloth and food. Kennet and Avon canal has lots of locks. Nothing as clever as the Yorkshire and Stoke ones but still...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the Kenneth & Avon passes through the reading town centre there is a view from a bridg on bridge street at Christmas all the lights were lite both sides as it passes the oracle shopping centre a memory I won’t forget for many reasons

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandie C
Reviewed 9 October 2018

My husband recently went for a boat ride here with a few of his friends. They all loved it. He says "there's something so peaceful about going on the river and being surrounded by nature." That's exactly how I feel on my daily walk to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Had a very pleasant short walk along the canal which is very accessible and attractive in the centre on the town.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KevinRayment
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We loved wandering along the canal and sitting near The Oracle centre where bars and cafes offer many delights. Great for people-watching!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank juliet45
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Over the last 10 years or so the canal through town has progressed from what was a grimy mess to a central attraction, with bars, restaurants and nice walks along its sides. you can even boat along it if you are touring the greater length...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JLM3080
Reviewed 26 August 2018

What a testament to the dedicated volunteers for brining this water way back to life. full of character, wildlife and interest. saw many kingfishers this weekend and herons. a lovely way to walk the tow path or enjoy a boat trip

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SueA1211
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Just one hour along the canal from Devises is the Bridge Inn ,Horton. Please stop here, enjoy excellent value dinner, friendly staff, and a pint of 6X, brewed in near by Devises. Support the pub, as the landlord pays for the water supplied to passing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Mick-the-Fire
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We arrived and were a little confused but the little café doubles as the visitor centre and you can buy a car park ticket to park in the small car park. From the café you can walk along the canal or take the path from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We took a trip on the Rose of Hungerford canal boat based at Hungerford. It was a lovely peaceful way to explore the canal on a very hot afternoon. The staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable about the K & A canal. Reasonable price for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 751belindas
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 32 nearby hotels
Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel
1,002 reviews
2.10 km away
The Vineyard Hotel & Spa
2,207 reviews
5.02 km away
The Bear Hotel Hungerford
408 reviews
5.63 km away
Three Swans Hotel
237 reviews
5.67 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 702 nearby restaurants
The Blue Ball
128 reviews
1.13 km away
Honesty Inkpen
24 reviews
3.64 km away
The Five Bells Restaurant
363 reviews
4.64 km away
The Dundas Arms
445 reviews
.66 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 192 nearby attractions
Kennet Horse Boat Company
91 reviews
.64 km away
Hungerford Wharf
75 reviews
5.68 km away
Combe Gibbet
40 reviews
5.72 km away
The Blackbird
9 reviews
6.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
bloobat
5 July 2018|
Answer
Response from EnviroRider | Reviewed this property |
If you are walking you can stay on the canal for the whole way. Some of the path is narrow and simply a grass track. From Bath to Devizes you will be sharing the path with cyclists. As far as how long it will take... More
-1
Votes