By Steve Davison

This guidebook to strolling alongside the Kennet & Avon Canal covers the ninety four mile (152km) path from examining to Bristol. The canal stroll is divided into 7 levels of really effortless, point jogging, of among nine¾ and 18½ miles, with recommendation on splitting on shortening the levels if wanted. The publication additionally contains 20 effortless round walks, starting from four¼ to nine miles, taking within the most sensible sections of the canal and traveling websites close by, making this guidebooks in one.

Alongside OS map extracts and distinct direction descriptions, there are many information at the historical past, background and flora and fauna encountered alongside the best way. An itinerary planner is integrated for walkers who are looking to create longer or shorter levels, and there's invaluable functional details together with info on getting access to the walks by means of public shipping and an inventory of lodging on hand alongside the course. the result's a hugely beneficial and engaging better half to exploring the canal and its surroundings.

In the early 1800s the Kennet and Avon Canal supplied a massive direct exchange direction among London and Bristol. at the present time the waterway weaves its method in the course of the rolling chalk contours of the North Wessex Downs to the southern fringe of the Cotswolds, passing bright cities and towns in addition to picture-postcard villages with thatched cottages, old church buildings and snug pubs. attention-grabbing positive factors - reminiscent of Crofton Pumping Station and Beam Engines, the remarkable Caen Hill flight of locks at Devizes, the aqueducts at Avoncliff and Dundas, the UNESCO global background website of Georgian tub and Bristol's brilliant Floating Harbour - are explored because the canal makes its trip throughout southern England.

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