Set in a truly idyllic part of the country, Newbury is at the heart of the Kennet and Avon Canal System. With excellent parking facilities, we drop in at a bustling part of the canal before taking a leisurely paddle into the countryside. We pass wildlife, canal boats and picturesque bridges along the way.
For those of you who don't know Newbury, this canal system once formed the major east - west transport route. Now it is just us, the ducks and the slow moving canal boats that you'll see on the water. Those looking to kill some time before or after a paddle session should head to The Teashop By The Canal for tea & cake or alternatively, to The Lock, Stock & Barrell for a cold pint (after!).
Situated just 15 minutes drive from Newbury, Kintbury is a little piece of gold in the heart of the countryside. Launching in a quiet spot along the river, we are almost immediately immersed in the British countryside at it's best. With very little river traffic, we quickly move to more wildlife settings surrounded by lush fields either side. Our Wednesday evenings are not to be missed. We launch within walking distance to Kintbury Station so anyone wishing to join us via public transport would be very welcome to do so.
The Kennet & Avon Canal
The Kennet & Avon Canal, at 87 miles long, links London with the Bristol Channel, and passes through some spectacular landscapes including Wiltshire and the rolling Cotswolds.