GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Newbury to Kintbury and Hungerford Canal Walk

9 miles (14 km)

Enjoy an easy stroll along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Newbury to Hungerford via the lovely village of Kintbury. It's a beautiful section of the canal with several pretty locks, old stone bridges and views of the River Kennet which runs alongside the canal. There's lots of wildlife to see too with kingfishers, mute swans, coots, moorhens and herons visitors to the area. At the end of the walk you can catch a train directly back to Newbury.
The route starts at Newbury Wharf where there is an information centre and cafe run by the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust. You head west along the canal towpath passing the attractive Victoria Park and several buildings linked to the history of the canal. You continue to the 18th century Newbury Lock before passing Benham Lock and Hamstead Park. Soon you come to the delightful village of Kintbury, named by theSunday Timesin 2007 as one of the 'top ten most sought-after villages inEngland'. You could take the opportunity here of enjoying refreshments at a canal-side pub.
The final section runs from Kintbury to Hungerford, passing BrunsdenLock and the River Dun on the way. In Hungerford there is a pretty wharf and a number of nice pubs. You could head to the 16th century John O' Gaunt and enjoy a well earned drink after your exercise.
To continue your waterside walking in the Newbury area you could pick up the Lambourn Valley Way. Following it north from the canal will take you to Donnington Castle and then along the River Lambourn to Boxford.

Newbury to Kintbury and Hungerford Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Newbury to Kintbury and Hungerford Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Kennet and Avon canal, Newbury - geograph.org.uk - 830868

Kennet and Avon canal, Newbury

Guyer's Lock - geograph.org.uk - 1341419

Guyer's Lock

Higg's Lock and Newbury Bypass - geograph.org.uk - 127902

Higg's Lock and Newbury Bypass

Benham Lock - geograph.org.uk - 1341277

Benham Lock

River Kennet - geograph.org.uk - 1341268

River Kennet

The Kennet and Avon Cycle Route at Marsh Benham - geograph.org.uk - 967351

The Kennet and Avon Cycle Route at Marsh Benham

Kintbury Lock - geograph.org.uk - 1340752

Kintbury Lock

Kennet and Avon Canal east of Hungerford 13 - geograph.org.uk - 875298

Kennet and Avon Canal east of Hungerford 13

GPS Files

GPX File

Newbury - Kintbury - Hungerford Canal Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Newbury - Kintbury - Hungerford Canal Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

Map