See historic towns
Kennet Avon Canal
Take a canal boat
Take canal locks
up and down hills
Stop at peaceful
pubs and villages
Four Counties Ring
Bristol: sea-faring city where boat moorings reach into the city centre. Brunel's 'Great Britain' and Clifton Suspension Bridge
Bath: Georgian city with honey stone buildings and crescents and Roman history
Bradford upon Avon: fascinating small town
Caen Hill Lock Flight: 29 locks in just over 2 miles
Crofton Pumping Station: oldest working beam engine in the world
Read what some of our previous clients say about the Kennet & Avon Canal.
"What a sight and experience navigating the 27 locks down the hill to Foxhangers. The many canal side inns offered sustaining refreshments and jovial hospitality along the way, and the forest and rolling hills with manor houses from Bradford on Avon to the two aqueducts at Avoncliff and Dundas were breathtaking."
"Bath - what can one say, it is awe inspiring to approach by canal, through the magnificent bridges and tunnels with the majestic sandstone buildings forming a backdrop all around. We spent a whole day exploring Bath, and reliving the same experiences of wonderment of our first visit in 1972! This was our first canal trip, but we are hooked! Already planning the next one!"
"Pewsey to Bath and return on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Wonderful canal scenery, terrific locks, especially Devizes. Canal from Pewsey to Bath and return, passing initially through picturesque rolling fields, past the white horse at Pewsey, through small quaint villages, to the Caan Hill locks at Devizes."
"Excellent holiday - we went from Bristol along the Kennet and Avon Canal through Bath and Bradford on Avon to the base of the Caen Hill flight just short of Devices - and return. Lots of interesting and historic places."
Explore boat bases, places of interest and canal features using our interactive Google Map. Zoom into the map using your mouse or the map controls, view the roads or as a satellite map, or combine together for a hybrid view. Please note that due to the complex route the redraw speed can be slowed.
Click on the boat bases for a description of the boating routes from that base. You can get driving instructions to that base from your home. There are also links to websites about the places of interest.