Aldermaston - Kennet and Avon Canal - Padworth Lock Circular

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This circular walk covers a section of the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Kennet, together with fields, woods and gentle inclines to the south; it combines the bustle and colour of canal locks and longboats with quiet rural interludes.

England - South England - Berkshire - Canal Walk


Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Museum, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
1/25/2009 - Andrew Long

Asked to check this out by Chris Stewart - problems with the mud and the bulls! WM23 directs you to trespass :0( and so have suggested changes to prevent this !

1/18/2009 - Andrew Phillips

Trying to learn a GPS route from Waypoint Markers, I found these a little too 'spaced out' on this walk - therefore my compass gave some strange directions (point to point). Also from Waypoint Marker 23 to 24 the route is lost in new buildings, and no reference to Padworth lock or bridge and the need to cross the Kennet and Avon Canal to the northern towpath side. All-in-all probably more pleasant in summer.

5/26/2008 - Brian Adams

The path along the Kennet River from points 6-9 is chest high in nettles and vegetation. Also the path and stiles from points 10-12 is overgrown with stiles difficult to cross.

9/4/2006 - Walkingworld Administrator

This is a seasonal problem on many walks. We’ve done this walk several times with no trouble but please bear in mind there our times when nettles etc need stamping down.

9/2/2006 - Fay Leighton

The path along the Kennet river is not well maintained and was very overgrown with vegetation especially stinging nettles

1/27/2006 - Michael Bennett

An improvement can be made to this walk by taking a permitted path in waymark 9. Instead of going into the car park and enduring a hazardous walk along the A340, double back along the river and get to the A 340 through a new gate almost opposite where the walk continues.

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