The Kennet and Avon Canal is an area of outstanding beauty and, in 2017, became the longest ever area to be awarded the Green Flag.
The prestigious Green Flag award is only given to the best kept parks, beaches and green spaces across the UK. The 87 miles of canal stretching from Reading to Bristol is the longest canal to be awared the green flag. It is an area rich in wildlife with a recent study identifying 103 different species of birds.
It is also an area rich in history with many unique features that seasoned boaters may want to cross off their wish list. These include the famous Caen Hill Flight, Bath deep lock (the second deepest lock in the country), the viaducts at Dundas and Avoncliff , the pumping stations at Claverton and Crofton and Bristol Floating Harbour
Other famous landmarks include the historic city of Bath with its beautiful Abbey, Roman Baths and wealth of shops and restaurants, and the Vale of Pewsey with its famous White Horse.
Visit our Plan your Trip to see how far you could travel or view the pubs, grocery stores or attractions along the way use our Interactive canal map.
“Hello, Foxhangers This is just a quickie to say how much we enjoyed our 2 trips this summer, and how pleased we were that we used Foxy boats! All your staff were friendly as well as helpful, and we were very pleased with the craft themselves – loads of storage, comfortable beds, excellent handbook, good lighting with plenty of switches, nice clean engines, with oil which never seemed to be looking used………..the list goes on. Our own boat years ago was fitted out to a high standard, but we’ve seen some fleet boats which would have disappointed… – we’ll certainly recommend you to anyone we know who’s thinking of cruising the K&A.” Mr Crowhurst