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Kennet & Avon Canal

Reading, England
+44 1488 658886
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“tow path” (11 reviews)
“narrow boats” (5 reviews)
“swing bridges” (3 reviews)
Reading, England
+44 1488 658886
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Kennet and Avon canal, it winds through some beautiful countryside and has stacks of history, as an angler the fishing is first class.

Thank Anglerdave
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I walked along the Kennet & Avon Canal coming from the ruins of the abbey. It was a discovery to see that from the ruins the path is full of chestnut trees, in fact it's called chestnut walk. The path goes along the prison too...More

1  Thank Tiziana F
Reviewed 19 September 2017

No Reading is not hell but I rather liked the attention grabbing title. The Kennet is a haven though. Water does this. So peaceful. I love canals and this is a good one and it has gained respect. Many towns turn their backs on these...More

Thank 900Lancasterfamily
Reviewed 7 September 2017

from the town centre you can walk along the canel all the way to Sonning if you want a long walk,or a short walk you can take in the Forbury gardens the Abbey ruines the main shopping centre with a selection of eating places.

Thank SHYANN130
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Peaceful and picturesque, this is an ideal way of spending a lazy Summer afternoon. Travelling on a renovated canal barge out of Hungerford - a great little place for a mooch around too - you can watch the countryside slowly unfolding as you glide effortlessly...More

Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The canal runs through the heart of Reading Town centre. In one direction running towards the Madejski Stadium and other other running towards Sonning Common. If you're heading towards Madejski, you'll have views of the back of houses with their gardens before reaching grassland. On...More

Thank Adrian C P
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I do love canals. I find them very picturesque and therapeutic. I've lived by the River Kennet almost all my life so it's kind of special to me. There are lots of beautiful spots by this river, hungerford especially comes to mind.

Thank Flaghippo
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We took a walking holiday along the kennet and avon canal a few years ago and travelled from Reading to Bath in daily stages whilst staying in pubs mostly along the route. The weather was a bit wet but the scenery varied and interesting. The...More

Thank HantsShazam
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Easy to choose a part of the canal to walk from varies guides etc., Generally easy parking near to the canal, tow paths can be muddy in some areas. Can include loops off into the countryside & then back along the canal. Various pubs etc....More

Thank Andyhw27
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Went with a couple of friends from Aldermarston to Reading and onto the Thames. A great way to spend a relaxing long weekend. We hired a canal boat from Aldermarston Wharf, the weather was perfect and it was idyllic

Thank fender1961
Nearby Restaurants
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Hungerford Wharf
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Combe Gibbet
24 reviews
5.72 km away
The Swan Inn Pub
5 reviews
4.39 km away
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