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Kennet & Avon Canal

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Address: Reading, England
Phone Number: +44 1488 658886
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a lovely stroll into town if you dont mind getting pestered by all the tramps and beggers!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
wendy_hulse
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Oxford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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Thank tdatwells
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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Thank 356wendyjohnson
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We cycled 25KM of the canal/river path towards Reading. Nice easy cycling, lovely setting, with a decent drink stop (the Bladebone, Chapel Row) mid way, which was great.

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

I had a peaceful walk for more then one hour. Good time to spent with friends, alone or with partner. I recomend everyone!

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Durham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We travelled past miles of this beautiful canal while travelling from one place to another, it appeared so shady and peaceful. There were people walking and feeding the ducks, so picturesque, wish we had the time to laze there.

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