The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust is the charity that restored the canal running from Bristol to Reading into the thriving waterway that can be enjoyed today.

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. Here’s more about us, our history and plans for the future.

Take a trip with us

We operate five boats providing public day trips from various locations along the canal. It’s a lovely way to explore the waterway, take a look to see where you can hop aboard and enjoy a trip with us.

Looking to spend longer on the water? We also look after a fleet of accessible holiday boats which can be hired.

Spend time by the water

There’s lots to do along the very best 87 miles in southern England. Browse From boat trips, our steam engines, special events and cafes.