GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Kennet and Avon Canal Walk

76 miles (122 km)

A splendid waterside walk from the Thames at Reading, through Thatcham, Newbury, Hungerford, Pewsey, Devizes, Bradford on Avon to Bath. Most of the walk follows the towpath making for an easy, relaxing walk.
The route of the Kennet & Avon Canal takes you through some of the nation's best loved landscapes, including West Berkshire - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - and the southern tip of the rolling Cotswolds. Highlights include the delightful Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre, Caen Hill Locks (video below), Avoncliff Aqueduct, Claverton Pumping Station, numerous pretty canalside villages and the historic city of Bath.

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Kennet and Avon Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kennet and Avon Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Along the Towpath - - 496462

Along the Towpath

Bradford on Avon Wharf

Bradford on Avon Wharf

Avoncliff - - 3648

Avoncliff. On the aqueduct that crosses both the River Avon and the Bath the Westbury railway line at this point.

Dundas Aqueduct - Somerset Coal Canal (25152230862)

Dundas Aqueduct near Bath, where it joins the Kennet & Avon Canal


Semington aqueduct. Built to allow theA350Semington bypass road to pass underneath the canal

Brunsdon Lock and Bridge 07

Brunsdon Lock and Bridge (Bridge 79) on the Kennet and Avon Canal, northwest of Kintbury, Berkshire, England. The late 18th-century bridge and accompanying lock is a Grade II listed building.

Approaching Kintbury - - 1340739

Approaching Kintbury. The approach to Kintbury from the west. The village has many large and immaculate gardens running down to the water's edge.

Abbey View Lock, Kennet and Avon Canal - - 182453

Abbey View Lock near Bath. The fourth lock up from the Avon, looking upstream.