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Relaxing canalside walk - though currently drained for upgrades

Walking along the canal path near Waitrose, i was stunned to find the canal completely drained due... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
Scenic walk

It’s a lovely walk along the canal, definitely great for nature lovers! Plenty of birds and mammals... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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The Wilts & Berks Canal is an historic waterway that runs for over 50 miles from the Thames at Abingdon to link to the Kennet and Avon canal close to Melksham. The canal is being carefully restored by enthusiastic volunteers to bring benefit to...more
Swindon, England
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Walking along the canal path near Waitrose, i was stunned to find the canal completely drained due to canal works. It really shows the human effort that must have gone into building the canal in the 1880's when they were built by hand powered tools!...More

Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Have walked along the Royal Wootton Bassett section of this canal on many occasions and more recently the newest section to be opened. It is a wonderful and quite place to walk and see lots of varied wildlife. I wish the canal trust every success...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a lovely walk along the canal, definitely great for nature lovers! Plenty of birds and mammals to keep an eye out for and some beautiful photo opportunities. The canal is currently dredged at the Waitrose at Witchelstowe so just be aware of that when...More

2  Thank European-Bookworm
Reviewed 14 April 2018

I went past the canal today , there is alteration work going on large scale .Large diggers moving earth every where , I think they are expanding the whole area .

1  Thank Rover201457
Reviewed 28 February 2018

I would just like to make people aware that we went here last week expecting to see this newly re-vamped canal/walk. We found Waitrose but the canal had barriers around it and there was so much work being done the other side of the bridge...More

2  Thank alison b
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We took the 45 minute round canal trip on 'The Dragonfly' Wednesday morning. The boat left from the landing stage next to Waitrose in Wichelstow so a good place for coffee and cake afterwards! The canal boat can hold 12 people - there were 5...More

Thank C P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Waitrose is near the new part of the canal. Lovely sunsets occur there and the canal boat runs trips there. Children would enjoy the boat. Sunday's is a good day. The canal brings water to the much needed expansion of Swindon reuvinating the town. Waitrose...More

1  Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The canal is been rebuilt by a local trust. the walk is the route of the old canel. if you start off at wailtrose shop you can book a ride on the canel boat dragonfly. if you like walking the route take you from wailtrose...More

Thank mrhalpin
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We went on this on a sunny Saturday afternoon, and it was delightful. Our son who is 7, throughly enjoyed it, he loved looking out for the wildlife as we went along. Was nice just to be sat listening to the guide tell you about...More

Thank mrsj197
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Another nice place in Wiltshire if you want somewhere to wander round on an afternoon or evening. Fairly quiet during our visit in March

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Response from robgeorge1 | Reviewed this property |
There are Fish (Perch..Roach..) , Ducks , Moorhens,Herons etc etc in/ on this strech of Canal. It's a Canal......boats should be on it & using it, this adds to the attraction & keeps things moving on it so the water dosent... More
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Response from john r | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately Bobbie, the swindon wilts and berks stretch of the canal is unconnected, the part that's left is not very big at the moment and isn't very lovely :( Unfortunately the canal is also not suitable to stay on for a... More