Areas Covered

We are based in the tranquil village of Bathampton and our cruising area is between Bath and Reading (the whole length of the Kennet and Avon Canal).

Day Trips:

Pulteney Gardens Lock (Bath) and Return 4 miles – 0 locks – 4 hours

Enter Bath through the ornate tunnels of Sidney Gardens, under Cleveland House (the original headquarters of The Kennet and Avon Canal Company.) moor up just before Bath Top Lock and enjoy the City of Bath for a few hours.

Dundas Aqueduct and Return 5 miles – 0 locks -4 swing bridges – 4 1/2 hours

Dundas Aqueduct, probably John Rennie’s finest creation.(The chief engineer on the Kennet and Avon Canal).

Avoncliff Aqueduct and Return 12 miles – 0 locks – 4 swing bridges – 7 hours

Over both the Dundas and Avoncliff Aqueducts through Bradford on Avon and turn between Avoncliff & Bradford on Avon.

Short Breaks:

Seend and Return 29 miles – 14 locks – 18 swing bridges – 18 hours

Go beyond Bradford on Avon, into the Wiltshire country side and turn before the Caen Hill flight of locks.

One week:

Pewsey Return 60 miles – 74 locks – 22 swing bridges – 55 hours

Further East up the Caen Hill Flight. Please note on the central 16 locks, passage is only allowed when the lock keeper is on duty. (Open from 8.00am to 8.00pm during the summer months and 8.00am to in winter). Through to Pewsey to the Vale of the White Horse. Return home down the Caen Hill Flight.

Two Weeks:

Hungerford Return 89 miles – 122 locks – 24 swing bridges – 2 tunnels – 61 hours

Through the Vale of Pewsey to the highest part of the Canal and go through the 502 yard Bruce Tunnel, (you will need to wear waterproofs through the tunnel and close the windows).

Pay a visit to the Crofton Pumping Station en-route- one of the worlds oldest working beam engines, pumping water from Wilton Water to the Summit Pond.

Through Great and Little Bedwyn into the Kennet Valley at Hungerford.

Moor in the centre of Hungerford and enjoy the local antique shops.