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The Kennet & Avon Canal

an illustrated history

by Kenneth R. Clew

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  • 40 Currently reading

Published by David & Charles in Newton Abbot, North Pomfret, VT .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kennet and Avon Canal (England)
    • Subjects:
    • Kennet and Avon Canal (England)

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Kenneth R. Clew ; foreword by Charles Hadfield.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTC664.K4 C55 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination224 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages224
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2629496M
      ISBN 100715386565
      LC Control Number85199861
      OCLC/WorldCa14168259

      The Kennet and Avon Canal is made up of three historic waterways. The Kennet Navigation created a navigable link between Newbury and Reading in the early 18th Century. Shortly afterwards the Avon Navigation similarly linked the cities of Bath and Bristol. A 57 mile long artificial canal was constructed between and to join these two. Walking the Kennet and Avon Canal: the full canal walk and 20 day walks (Cicerone Press - ) Guidebook Julia Bradbury's canal walks (Frances Lincoln (an imprint of Quarto) - ).

      One of the loveliest waterways in Britain, the Kennet & Avon meanders 86 miles between Bristol and Reading, passing through the historic city of Bath. The route includes the fully restored Caen Hill flight of 29 locks at Devizes. Cruising the Canal. The Kennet and Avon Canal opened in , and after restoration was re-opened by HM The Queen in. Kennet & Avon Canal. 84 Reviews # of things to do in Somerset. Bodies of Water. Get the full experience and book a tour. Recommended. Our most popular tours and activities. Nearby Experiences. Other experiences in Somerset. Walk with views over Bath. Another walk along the Kennet & Avon, this was quite early in the morning so things /5(84).

        This is the forth video in our review series. We traveled on the Kennet and Avon Canal between Reading and Bristol and back from July to October View all our boating holidays in Kennet & Avon Canal. Boats are available for weekly hire, as well as for short breaks and longer periods. Book today.


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The Kennet & Avon Canal by Kenneth R. Clew Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Kennet Avon Canal: A User's Guide to the Waterways Between Reading and Bristol Paperback – Janu /5(11). Like all the other Canal Companions I have read, Kennet & Avon gives you all the information a traveller could wish for and delivers it in a comfortable, unhurried way - much at the pace of the waterways themselves.5/5(1).

Overview The Kennet and Avon Canal is made up of three historic waterways. The Kennet Navigation created a navigable link between Newbury and Reading in the early 18th Century.

Shortly afterwards the Avon Navigation similarly linked the cities of Bath and : Share - The Kennet and Avon Canal by Kenneth R.

Clew (, Hardcover) The Kennet and Avon Canal by Kenneth R. Clew (, Hardcover) Be the first to write a review. The Kennet & Avon Canal Through Time contains photographs of the Kennet and Avon Canal, of which 90 are old photographs. Some printed in a sepia tone and some printed in full colour.

These photographs are printed along side a contemporary full colour photograph which illustrates the. In his own latest exploration – Walking the Kennet and Avon Canal – he offers two ways of enjoying both the route of the canal and the places of interest within a short distance of its banks.

The Kennet & Avon Canal book The first section of the book covers the whole length, which he has divided into seven sections, starting from Reading, where the River Kennet joins the River Thames.

The Kennet and Avon is an impressive feat of engineering, made up of two river navigations and a linking stretch of canal. It runs from the Severn Estuary near Bristol to the River Thames at Reading, over miles long with more than locks, some magnificent engineering and crossing some of the most beautiful scenery in southern England.

Each of the ten titles in the series covers approximately two hundred miles of inland waterways - overlapping occasionally for the benefit of users - and between them they describe the bulk of the network from the Kennet & Avon in the south to the Leeds & Liverpool in the north.

Canal Boating- Books, Paper Maps, and Videos. Paper Maps; Videos. Books Just touches the surface. Many more canal-related books are available, including many guides to individual canals.

Many titles are available from the Inland Waterways Association On-Line shop. Kennet & Avon, River Thames (Oxford, Reading, Brentford) (). What we know as the Kennet & Avon Canal is actually made up of three historic waterways, the Kennet Navigation, the Avon Navigation and the Kennet & Avon Canal.

In the River Kennet was made navigable from Reading to Newbury, and by boats could reach as far as Bath. For hundreds of years before this people had talked about linking the River Kennet with the River Avon, but it was not. The River Kennet was made navigable to Newbury inand the River Avon to Bath in The Kennet and Avon Canal between Newbury and Bath was built between and by John Rennie, to convey commercial barges carrying a variety of cargoes.

A nicely detailed map of the Kennet and Avon canal between Reading and Bristol. It highlights sights of interest, while providing mile markers and lock and bridge numbers to /5(63). Foxhangers is a family owned and run business that has been offering self-drive narrowboat holidays on the Kennet & Avon Canal since We believe in leaving nothing to chance, we are small enough to care personally and big enough to be thoroughly professional in everything we do.

The fascinating history of the Kennet and Avon Canal illustrated through old and modern pictures. Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History My Account. Author JFPenn and husband Jonathan on the Kennet and Avon canal near Dundas aqueduct You’ll pass a cast-iron crane before crossing over the side canal to Dundas aqueduct.

Crane at Dundas aqueduct Kennet and Avon canal. The Kennet and Avon Canal: The full canal walk and 20 day and over 8 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more Sports, Hobbies & Games/5(15). This book provides a unique and enchanting look at the beauty and history of The Kennet & Avon Canal through an eclectic collection of beautiful photographs.

Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History. The mile route from Reading to Bristol, following the Kennet & Avon Canal, is just 25 minutes from London by train.

And best of all, canals try to dodge hills rather than. The full Kennet and Avon Canal walking trail enjoys 95 miles of gentle canal towpaths and easy paths. The route stays close to the River Avon as it meanders through the North Wessex Downs from Reading to Bristol. Along the way you will find plenty of beautiful scenery, as well unique insights into England’s industrial history.

Kennet and Avon Canal Boaters Society has 4, members. A friendly and informal group primarily targeted at boaters on the Kennet and Avon.

We welcome. Located right on the doorstep of The Old Smithy Loft is the gateway to some of England’s most idyllic countryside, with the Kennet and Avon Canal linking the country’s southern network to the Bristol Channel via the River Thames.

The canal stretches for 57 miles and was previously sculpted to carry various goods such asContinue reading.The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust has members.

A volunteer led Charity Trust which reopened the Canal in as a 87mile long heritage and leisure.The Kennet and Avon Canal. During the 18th and early 19th century a sea journey through the English Channel was a perilous undertaking, not just because of the Atlantic storms which could scream in from the west, or because of a cruel inhospitable coastline which took its toll on the small sailing ships, but the added fear of being prey to privateers or the French Navy, brought about by the.