The 87 mile Kennet & Avon Canal forms part of the longer 500-mile Great West Way®. Here's a little bit more about how we're involved and what you can discover on your trip from Bristol to London (or back again).
The 500-mile route threads through quaint villages and bustling towns, linking famous landmarks and iconic attractions. It can be travelled by road, rail, cycle, on foot and on the water, thanks to sections of our canal forming the natural heart of the route. In fact, with the K&A option taking the speed down to 4mph, or less, it's perfect for anyone looking for a more relaxed pace on a boating holiday.
The Great West Way® has been made possible by £1.4m of funding from the Government’s Discover England Fund including 40% match funding from Ambassadors. It is being marketed to visitors from Germany, the Netherlands and North America but will also attract tourists from around the world and across the UK. It is backed by partners including Visit England, Visit Britain, Bristol Airport, Great Western Railway and the National Trust.
Last date edited: 15 January 2020