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Kennet & Avon Canal

Reading, England
+44 1488 658886
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“narrow boat” (12 reviews)
“cunning man” (4 reviews)
“lovely walk” (12 reviews)
Reading, England
+44 1488 658886
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 23 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
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The Rose of Hungerford licensed onboard serving hot and cold drinks and snacks.canal barge was just relaxing with 5 skippers onboard we were all safe 😊 And people were allowed to help the skipper to unwind from the lock as we went through 2 locks....More

Thank Colette R
Reviewed 11 June 2017

From the heart of Reading`s busy town centre through small villages with pubs to historic Bath this canal is great for boating, cycling or rambling. Well kept, and marked

Thank wrightjw1
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Perfect afternoon walk. Nice and quiet, very picturesque. Plenty of wildlife to see. Very interesting to watch the boats in the locks. Perfect for cycling.

Thank Helen M
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