The Kennet and Avon Canal is a great place to spend the day offering lots of activity for all interests and abilities. Everything from taking a stroll along the scenic towpath to cycling to one of our tearooms for an ice cream or taking a trip on one of our boats – there is something for everyone.
We operate a number of boats providing public 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.
We also offer accessible boat hire, take a look at the Bruce Boats pages for more information
Visit a historic pumping engine
Crofton Beam Engines, the World’s Oldest Steam Engine, still doing its original job in its original location. Learn how you can build a canal over a hill and why the canal was able to pass over the Savernake Forest at our wonderful icon of the industrial revolution at Crofton.
After enjoying a walk along the towpath, you might be ready for some refreshment.
We work in partnership with professional caterers in a number of locations to make sure you can be sure of great quality food and drinks whenever you visit.
Learn more about our canal
You can find out more about the history of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust by visiting our museum or one of our information centres for articles, displays and exhibits.
Other ways to enjoy the canal
There are many ways to take in the beautiful scenery of our canal. Here are some of our suggestions.