Friends walking along the Kennet & Avon Canal Friends walking along the Kennet & Avon Canal

Meet Suaad, Mohammed, Zeinab & Esraa

Mohammed and I are from Sudan, we're visiting England and we all decided to walk along the canal from the city of Bath this morning. Mohammed is used to travelling a lot because although we're from Sudan, he's studying in Italy. At the moment we're visiting Zeinab and Esraa who live in the UK, because they’re studying at the University of Bath - Esraa is studying engineering and Zeinab is doing architecture, so we expect there will be lots of things we’ll find to interest them along the canal.

Walkers and boats on the Kennet & Avon Canal

I think the natural views and the water are so lovely. And in the sunshine today we're having a great time enjoying the peace and nature.

I didn't really know the full history of why Britain's canals were built until today. It's interesting to know that this canal was man-made over 200 years ago to carry cargo in boats for the Industrial Revolution. When you look at how full of nature and wildlife the canal is, it's strange to think it was built for industrial traffic.

Along the Kennet & Avon Canal in Bath

We do have canals in Sudan but they are mostly to manage water for agriculture. Of course we also have the Blue Nile but that is very different to the canal here.

Suaad, Mohammed, Zeinab & Esraa, Top Lock, Bath, Kennet & Avon Canal