Kennet and Avon Canal Walking Holiday in
Southern England

Kennet and Avon Canal Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Kennet and Avon Canal Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

A 93 mile walking holiday on the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bristol and Bath to the River Thames at Reading.

This is one of our Canal Walking Holidays, one of our Southern England Walking Holidays, and also one of our Wiltshire Walking Holidays.

Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

kennet_and_avon_canal_towpath walking holidays with letsgowalking

Kennet and Avon Canal Walking Holiday
in Southern England
between Bristol and Reading
via Bath, Devizes, Pewsey, Hungerford and Newbury.

Enjoy a self-guided Kennet and Avon Canal walking holiday on the 93 miles of the Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath between Bristol and Reading.

The hiking route is a great first walking holiday experience as it is easy walking. The Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath walking trail is clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your walking holiday in Southern England.

The route passes through the cities of Bristol and Bath which are great places to visit, with good shopping, restaurants and pubs.
This Kennet and Avon Canal walking holiday is great hiking for visitors to the UK as it offers a taste of England’s history mixed with the modern UK of today. This is a gentle walk, full of contrasts, with bustling cities and quiet river and canal banks.

The canal connects the Bristol Channel at Bristol with the River Thames at Reading providing an inland waterway between Bristol and London. On its journey it passes through the magnificent Avon Valley and the Vale of Pewsey.

John Rennie undertook the surveying for the canal, with building commencing in 1794 and completed in 1810. The Dundas Aquaduct and the Avoncliff Aquaduct carry the Kennet and Avon Canal over the River Avon.
However, the canal enjoyed only thirty years of exclusivve business, with the main trade being coal, before it suffered the competiton of the Great Western Railway which opened in 1841.
The canal was then deliberately run down and neglected until the post war years when forty years of hard work and renewed interest resulted in the the canal being re-opened in 1990.

We offer 3 suggested  itineraries for the Kennet and Avon Canal walking holiday, and in either diection:

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

What’s included
in your
Kennet and Avon Canal Walking Holiday in Southern England

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide book to The Kennet and Avon Canal & River Avon Trail

Optional Extras
for your Kennet and Avon Canal Walking Holiday in Southern England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your Kennet and Avon Canal Walking Holiday in Southern England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Kennet and Avon Canal Walking Holiday:
How to get there

  • By Plane  to Bristol or London where we can arrange transfer to Bristol, Bath or Reading
  • By Car to Bristol, Bath or Reading where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to Bristol, Bath or Reading

A 93 mile walking holiday on the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bristol and Bath to the River Thames at Reading.

This is one of our Canal Walking Holidays, one of our Southern England Walking Holidays, and also one of our Wiltshire Walking Holidays.

Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

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