Kennet & Avon Canal: Thatcham to Reading, Part 2

OK, here we go. The home stretch. 5 miles to go. As much as we enjoyed walking this majestic canal, I am eager to finish blogging about it at this stage in the proceedings. Although, there was so much to see and write about on the Kennet & Avon Canal that it seemed wrong to leave … Continue reading Kennet & Avon Canal: Thatcham to Reading, Part 2

Kennet & Avon Canal: Thatcham to Reading, Part 1

Welcome to part 1 of the final instalment of our Kennet & Avon canal saga... well, sort of. it depends on your definition of 'Kennet & Avon Canal'. If we are referring solely to the man-made canal and not the entire navigation of water that includes the River Avon and the River Kennet, then this is … Continue reading Kennet & Avon Canal: Thatcham to Reading, Part 1

Kennet & Avon Canal: Hungerford to Thatcham

This is the first day of our walk along the towpath from Hungerford to Reading. The first day concluded with a stop overnight in Thatcham. The next post will cover the second day and remaining stretch from Thatcham to Reading. We returned to Hungerford to pick up where we left off on the last stretch of the K&A … Continue reading Kennet & Avon Canal: Hungerford to Thatcham

Kennet & Avon Canal: Devizes to Hungerford

This 28 mile stretch of canal took us from the market town of Devizes, Wiltshire, to Hungerford, West Berkshire, with an overnight stop in the picturesque thatched village of Wootton Rivers.  There was so much to see on this walk apart from the normal pleasures of the canal; we saw some excellent pubs, abundant wildlife, the impressive Bruce Tunnel and even a … Continue reading Kennet & Avon Canal: Devizes to Hungerford

On the Horizon: Bristol to Bath

This Saturday we are doing the final stretch of the Kennet & Avon Canal having genuinely believed we had already finished it at the end of our last walk! Having conquered the Berkshire stretch of towpath and riverside right-of-way from Hungerford to Reading, we got home, delighted with our achievement, only to discover a shocking fact. Namely, the term 'The … Continue reading On the Horizon: Bristol to Bath

Kennet & Avon Canal: Devizes to Bradford-on-Avon

This Wiltshire walk took us from the historic market town of Devizes, along a 13 mile stretch of canal to the pretty riverside town of Bradford on Avon. Make sure you didn't miss our first walk on the Kennet & Avon from Bath to Bradford-on-Avon. Public transport arrangements facilitated doing this stretch 'backward'; Devizes doesn’t have a train station so, aiming to keep … Continue reading Kennet & Avon Canal: Devizes to Bradford-on-Avon

Updated: Kennet & Avon Canal: Bath to Bradford-on-Avon

We were not happy with the photos we had for the post for this walk so we spent some of Sunday revisiting spots on this route to get some better snaps. What we had just wasn't doing it justice. I have updated the original post with more / better pictures so please go back and view at your leisure. Kennet … Continue reading Updated: Kennet & Avon Canal: Bath to Bradford-on-Avon