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Welcome to the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust. We’re the charity that saved the Kennet & Avon Canal which runs from Bristol to Reading. Now we work to promote the Kennet and Avon Canal to the benefit of all its users, the communities through which it passes, and its heritage.  Our Vision and Strategy is here.

Browse our site to find out about our boat trips, our steam engines, our events and our cafes. Lots to do along the very best 87 miles in southern England.

Please note that if you would like to get in touch with us, the best way to do so is currently by email. Please email and your query will be passed to the relevant person or see our Contact Us page for a full list of email addresses.  

Spring 2022 Edition of The Butty

An online copy can be read here.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to read the Butty in downloadable PDF form, please do email and we can send this to you.

Annual General Meeting

The Trust’s Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 21 May at 11 am.

The draft minutes of the 2021 AGM are here.  The Report and Accounts for 2021 are here.

Support the Trust as you shop online!

Following a suggestion from some of our Branches, you can now support the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust on #easyfundraising. When you sign up as a supporter, 4,700 shops and sites will donate for free, every time you shop online.  This includes the big names like eBay, John Lewis & Partners, Argos, ASOS, Expedia, M&S, Just Eat and many more.  You can sign up at  We have also joined Amazon’s charity support scheme, Amazon Smile.  If you have an Amazon account, select the Trust as your preferred charity after logging into the Amazon Smile page at


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