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Barge/name on blue disc on River Avon Trail sectionKennet and Avon Canal Walk

122 km / 76 miles

Bath NES, Bristol, N Somers, Reading, W Berkshire, Wilts
Linking the River Thames at Reading with the River Avon at Bath and also the Thames Path to the Cotswold Way National Trails, it follows the canal through Thatcham, Hungerford, Pewsey, Devizes, Bradford-on-Avon and Bath. Advantage can then taken of the waymarked River Avon Trail (25 miles and included on OS mapping) through the spectacular Avon Gorge in Bristol to finish on the west coast at Pill.


Strider News - December 2016 (Publication Update)

A new Cicerone guide is listed below, including details of extending the walk into Bristol from Bath.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Waymark: Barge/name on blue disc on River Avon Trail section
Waymark
Barge/name on blue disc on River Avon Trail section
Attributes
Canal; River
Start
SU730738 -  
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Finish
ST753642 - Canal/River junction, Bath, Avon, N Somers
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback
Julia Bradbury's Canal Walks (Frances Lincoln - 2011)
Leaflet
Kennet & Avon Canal (British Waterways)
Leaflet
Places to Eat & Stay in Kennet & Avon Canal Country (British Waterways - Kennet & Avon - Annual)
Paperback
Exploring the Kennet & Avon Canal (Countryside Books - 1992)

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Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
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OS Explorer
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Kennet & Avon Canal (GEOprojects - 2008)

Walking Support Providers:

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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Instep Walking Holidays)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)
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Baggage Handling, Guided and Self-Guided Walks (White Horse Walking Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Hotels
Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct10  (bookable online)
5 Km
< 1 Km
Hotels
Hilton Newbury Centre  (bookable online)
2 Km
31 Km
Hotels
Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa  (bookable online)
3 Km
32 Km
B & B Accommodation
7 Majendie Close  (bookable online)
1 Km
33 Km
Hotels
The Vineyard  (bookable online)
2 Km
34 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Chase Guest House  (bookable online)
3 Km
35 Km
B & B Accommodation
Rookwood Farmhouse  (bookable online)
2 Km
36 Km
B & B Accommodation
White Hart Cottage  (bookable online)
5 Km
37 Km
Other
4 Km
38 Km
Hotels
2 Km
39 Km
Hotels
The Bear Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
46 Km
Hotels
Three Swans Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
46 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
107 Km
Hostel Accommodation
1 Km
121 Km
B & B Accommodation
Apple Tree Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
121 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
121 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
122 Km

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Downloads:

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MemoryMap Route file
Kennet and Avon Walk Memory Map Route File
Last Updated 12/07/2016 18:59:32
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Tracklogs Route file
Kennet and Avon Walk Tracklogs Route File
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Route Profile:

122.8 Km (76.3 miles)
728 m (2,388 ft) ascent
155 m (509 ft)  maximum height