Kennet and Avon Canal Walking Holiday
on River Avon Trail
In Southern England
Bristol to Bath
(West to East) in 4 Days
3 nights and 2 days walking

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

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

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

kennet_and_avon_canal_towpath walking holidays with letsgowalking

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

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

Kennet and Avon Canal Walking Holiday
on the River Avon Trail
Walking Holiday in Southern England
from Bristol to Bath (West to East)

This is an 18-mile walking holiday on the River Avon Trail following the meandering course of the River Avon from Bristol to Bath.
The hiking route is a great first walking holiday experience as it is easy walking and offers a wealth of interesting places to visit en-route. The Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath walking trail is clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your walking holiday in Southern England.

The Kennet and Avon 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 Aqueduct and the Avoncliff Aqueduct carry the Kennet and Avon Canal over the River Avon.  However, the canal enjoyed only thirty years of exclusive business, with the main trade being coal, before it suffered the competition 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 canal being reopened in 1990.

Our Kennet and Avon Canal walking holiday connects with
the Cotswold Way at Bath
Severn Way at Bristol
Somerset Coast Path at Bristol.
The route passes through the cities of Bath and Bristol 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.

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.

Kennet and Avon Canal Walking Holiday
on the River Avon Trail
West to East
from Bristol to Bath 
4 day itinerary
2 days walking and 3 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Bristol
Optional Day 1: extra night in Bristol
Day 2: Bristol to Keynsham                  9 miles
Day 3: Keynsham to Bath                     9 miles
Optional Day 2: extra night in Bath
Day 4: Depart after breakfast

£297pp
dbl/twin

£429pp
single occ

£477pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £55 per person depending on location

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Kennet and Avon Canal
Walking Holiday
on the River Avon Trail
Bristol to Bath (West to East)

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Bristol
Hotel du Vin

double/twin
£42.00

Single
 POA

Kennet and Avon Canal Walking Holiday
on the River Avon Trail
Bristol to Bath
Suggested Tour Duration
:
3 nights, 2 days walking
Total Distance:
18 miles/29 kms
Min/max daily distance:
9/9 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Clifton Suspension Bridge
SS Great Britain in Bristol
Roman Baths at Bath
This route connects with:
Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath
Cotswold Way
Severn Way
Somerset Coast Path

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.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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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