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Hungerford Branch

The stretch of the Canal that falls into Hungerford Branch’s ‘area of interest’ is from Kintbury in the east to Great Bedwyn in the west. The River Dun parallels the Canal from Kintbury, through Hungerford and onwards across Freeman’s Marsh, a large open nature reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. From Froxfield, the canal climbs steadily through open farmland towards the villages of Little and Great Bedwyn.
The main activity of the Hungerford Branch is the running of the trip boat ‘Rose of Hungerford’, which operates public and charter trips from the Wharf near The Canal Bridge at the bottom of High Street, Hungerford. The Branch is also active in the Hungerford Chamber of Commerce and the Hungerford Town Council, and participates in local events such as the famous Hungerford Victorian Extravaganza. The Branch is also involved in ARK, “Action for the River Kennet”, a group of people who care about the River Kennet, who want to see this valuable chalk stream protected.

The Branch is always on the lookout for new volunteers to help support all aspects of its work.