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Kennet & Avon Canal

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Address: Reading, England
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Kennet & Avon Canal Cycle

Cycled Bath to Reading in May 2016. I can't recommend it enough. Really enjoyable and so relaxing to be out in the countryside without all the distractions of everyday life.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cycled Bath to Reading in May 2016. I can't recommend it enough. Really enjoyable and so relaxing to be out in the countryside without all the distractions of everyday life.

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France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a nice stroll along the canal. It's nice that it is close to town. You can enjoy a stroll and then coffee in town or a spot of shopping.

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Tilehurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you tire of the shops go outside the Orical and your walk begins. You are soon out among the trees and the toe path is nicely maintained. This is up to the right Go left and it is more industrial but you can do it as a circlular walk!!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We regularly use the canal path to walk into central reading as the kids love to feed the birds. There is a huge colony of swans that live/stay near the gasometer, there are also many other species of birds. There are a number of pubs if you want to have a sit/drink and watch the world go by. The path... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

As this is at the bottom of my garden I see it every day! In Reading the tow path is popular with walkers, commuters, dog walkers, cyclists, and anglers, though the last 3 can sometimes be a problem for the first two! The path is a bit damaged by roots and erosion in places, so care must be taken, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I discovered this by accident when visiting Newbury and parked in the Library carpark which is adjacent to the banks of the canal, providing a recreational lung through the centre of Newbury. Canal boats, swans swimming in the water and cafes and bars overlooking the water - a pleasant place to spend a Sunday afternoon, with the main shopping area... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Very informative and enjoyable no matter whatever the weather.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I am in the process of cycling the whole length of the canal!and on Sunday I cycled from Burghfield Bridge to the Kennet and Avon canal mouth (the junction with the riverThames) the route starts in open country and then you start entering Reading and you find yourself going through the main shopping area(the Oracle) then cycling on past the... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

On foot or on bike, in fair weather or foul, I have made solo excursions and also explored with my husband and children. What I find most pleasing is that within 10 minutes by bicycle, I can be out of Reading town and in the countryside, surrounded by greenery, trees, wild flowers, wild birds, wild animals and exploring the countryside... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We live very near the canal and have walked many sections. This summer we walked along part of it from Woolhampton with our grandsons. Wild flowers out in abundance. Fascinating to watch the boats in the locks. Good pub at Woolhampton and tea rooms along canalside at Aldermaston. Very peaceful.

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