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Restoring the Kennet & Avon Canal

by Peter Lindley Jones

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Published by Tempus Pub Ltd .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Narrowboats & canals,
  • Transport Technology,
  • Wiltshire,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • History,
  • History: World

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10820203M
    ISBN 100752423878
    ISBN 109780752423876
    OCLC/WorldCa503518842

    Trudi’s Boating Holiday on the Kennet & Avon Canal Posted on June 9, March 7, by Waterways Holidays We began our weekend cruise along the lovely Kennet & Avon Canal from the pretty town of Bradford on Avon. The Kennet Avon Canal: A User's Guide to the Waterways Between Reading and Bristol [Allsop, Niall] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Kennet Avon Canal: A User's Guide to the Waterways Between Reading and Bristol/5(11).

    Kennet and Avon Canal. Description of Kennet and Avon Canal: This recently restored navigation (re-opened by HM The Queen on 8 August ) runs miles from High Bridge Reading, where it joins the River Thames, to Hanham Lock, where it joins the Bristol Avon. History of Kennet and Avon Canal: Promoted by Acts of , , , , , and . Visit the oldest working steam engines in the world at Crofton - the highest point on the Kennet and Avon Canal. These year old steam engines provide a facinating insight into the industrial heritage of the canal pumping system. You'll also find a Cafe here, making this a brilliant location to moor up during your canal holiday for a day out.

    View all our boating holidays in Kennet & Avon Canal. Boats are available for weekly hire, as well as for short breaks and longer periods. Book today. The Kennet & Avon Canal The Kennet and Avon is an impressive feat of engineering, made up of two river navigations and a linking stretch of canal. It runs from the Severn Estuary near Bristol to the River Thames at Reading, over miles long with more than locks, some magnificent engineering and crossing some of the most beautiful scenery.


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Restoring the Kennet & Avon Canal by Peter Lindley Jones Download PDF EPUB FB2

You are in [] [] [Kennet and Avon Canal] [The Restoration of the Canal]In the British Transport Commission planned to close the canal, but this triggered a major outcry.

John Gould appealed to the High Court for an injunction to prevent the BTC allowing further deterioration of the Kennet and Avon. The Kennet and Avon Canal is a waterway in southern England with an overall length of 87 miles ( km), made up of two lengths of navigable river linked by a name is used to refer to the entire length of the navigation rather than solely to the central canal section.

From Bristol to Bath the waterway follows the natural course of the River Avon before the canal links it to the Length: 87 miles ( km).

The full Kennet and Avon Canal walking trail enjoys 95 miles of gentle canal towpaths and easy paths. The route stays close to the River Avon as it meanders through the North Wessex Downs from Reading to Bristol.

Along the way you will find plenty of beautiful scenery, as well unique insights into England’s industrial history.

Took a short but pleasant trip from Newbury Wharf on narrowboat Jubilee a 31 seater manned by volunteers with the K&A (Kennet &Avon) Canal Trust skippered by the knowledgeable enthusiastic Trevor with his wife in the refreshment sailed on the pm departure on /5(). The Economic Impact of the Restoration of the Kennet and Avon Canal 4 ECOTEC Research and Consulting Limited INTRODUCTION ECOTEC Research and Consulting, in association with Grimley International Property Advisers, were appointed in November by British Waterways to undertake a study of the economic impacts of the restoration of the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Canal enthusiasts are to celebrate 25 years of the restoration of the Kennet and Avon Canal. The waterway was completely restored by. Buy The Kennet Restoring the Kennet & Avon Canal book Canal: A User's Guide to the Waterways Between Reading and Bristol 3rd Revised edition by Allsop, Niall (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(11). Welcome to the pages of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust’s Museum. These pages will give you some insight into the way the Kennet and Avon Canal was planned, built and worked during its year history.

The museum is now open Visit our Trust museum at Devizes Wharf for more exciting articles, displays and Continue reading History. The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust – Powered by Volunteers. [volunteer handbook] The Trust was formed in (having been an association since ) when the canal had become derelict along most of its 87½ mile length.

Having prevented government plans to formally close the canal, the Trust set about restoring it. This was achieved Continue reading The Trust & its Branches. Kennet & Avon Canal. 77 Reviews #1 of 1 things to do in Durley.

Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water. Get the full experience and book a tour. Recommended. Our most popular tours and activities. Nearby Experiences. Other experiences in Durley.

Minute Bath River Cruise including Pulteney Weir (92)/5(77). The Kennet and Avon Canal is made up of three different sections - two navigable rivers and one man made canal. The name is often used to describe all three sections whereas strictly it is the section that links the River Avon at Newbury and then to Reading on the River canal starts in Bristol and ends at Reading.

The Kennet and Avon Canal is a canal in southern England. The name may refer to either the route of the original Kennet and Avon Canal Company, which linked the River Kennet at Newbury to the River Avon at Bath, or to the entire navigation between the River Thames at Reading and the Floating Harbour at Bristol, including the earlier improved river navigations of the River.

Video of the canal and its restoration compiled some years ago. The Kennet & Avon was always an ambitious undertaking, an attempt to link two great rivers – the Avon and Thames – via a canal. Opened in following 16 years of construction, the canal was on an epic scale and featured several major engineering and infrastructure landmarks such as the Dundas and Avoncliff aqueducts, the Bruce Tunnel.

The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust was formed and, with hard work and dedication, these volunteers gradually restored the canal to its former glory. In the Queen officially reopened the canal, and since then it has gone from strength to strength. Buy The Kennet and Avon Navigation: A History by Berry (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low 5/5(2). 3rd edition of the hugely popular tourist map of the Kennet & Avon Canal and River Avon atwith detailed town plans atIncludes navigation and historical information, visitor moorings, marinas and boatyards, boat hire centres, facilities for the boat user, shops and distance s: Kennet & Avon Canal, Reading: See reviews, articles, and photos of Kennet & Avon Canal, ranked No.4 on Tripadvisor among 71 attractions in Reading/5().

Inthe Kennet and Avon Canal Association was formed to keep the Canal open and init became the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, with the aim of restoring the Canal from Reading to Bristol. British Waterways became the statutory body for inland waterways and in partnership with the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, restoration of the.

The Kennet and Avon Canal is a waterway in southern England with an overall length of 87miles, made up of two lengths of navigable river linked by a name is commonly used to refer to the entire length of the navigation rather than solely to the central canal section.

From Bristol to Bath the waterway follows the natural course of the River Avon before the canal links it to the. Kennet & Avon Canal. Tom Rolt had navigated the Kennet & Avon to Hungerford in March and had spent 12 months there while working at Aldbourne in Wiltshire.

He completed the last chapters of his book Narrow Boat while Cressy was moored below Hungerford Lock. The canal was little used in those days and the passage from Reading was not.After leaving the Holburne museum, we went back into the park, where we found that it was crossed by the Kennet & Avon Canal.

There were narrowboats moving through, most heading south. We walked down the towpath. At one point we /5(84).The Kennet and Avon canal runs through Kintbury, which is a picturesque village just off the A4 between Newbury and Hungerford.

The Kennet and Avon Canal The Queen reopened the Kennet and Avon Canal inafter it had been extensively cleared and refurbished by dedicated waterway enthusiasts and local volunteers.