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Bradford on Avon to Devizes Canal Walk

12 miles (20 km)

This walk follows a section of the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bradford on Avon to Devizes. The route is just over 12 miles so it's perfect for a day's walk. You'll pass along the flat towpath and visit the noteworthy Caen Hill Locks as you approach Devizes. Along the way there's a series of pretty locks and lots of barges to see.
Starting in Bradford on Avon you head east, passing Trowbridge and Hilperton before coming to Semington. You continue past Seend Cleeve and Martinslade before coming to Caen Hill Locks. The 29 continuos locks have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles (72 m in 3.2km). It's an impressive sight with views of some lovely Wiltshire woodland and countryside to see in the area surrounding the locks. There's also lots of wildlife to look out for with Kingfishers, Moorhens, Ducks and Swans to see on the water.
Shortly after passing the locks you come into Devizes. Here you can pick up the long distance Wessex Ridgeway and follow it north along Quaker's Walk to Roundway Hill. The hill is the site of a famous Civil War battle where aRoyalistcavalry force underLord Wilmotwon a crushing victory over theParliamentarians in 1643.
To continue your walking in the Bradford on Avon area try our Bradford on Avon Canal and River Walk.

Bradford on Avon to Devizes Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bradford on Avon to Devizes Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Bradford Lock

Bradford on Avon

Kennet and Avon Canal at Bradford on Avon - geograph.org.uk - 1265654

Kennet and Avon Canal at Bradford on Avon

Caen Hill Locks - geograph.org.uk - 1690443

Caen Hill Locks

Devizes, canal alongside the wharf - geograph.org.uk - 1235958

Devizes, canal alongside the wharf

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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