We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.


Compared to the Roman baths in this historic city, the Kennet & Avon Canal is a relative newcomer at just 200 years old. However, its gentle curves are the perfect compliment to the formal elegance of Bath's Georgian architecture, leading you on tranquil towpath walks out towards the Wiltshire Downs.


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General information

Address: Sydney Road, Bath BA2 6NT

Visit time: 3hr - 4hrs

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: Limited to 2hrs on-street parking. Public pay & display car park at the train station

Toilets: Public toilets at Sydney Gardens South Gate

Free visitor guide

Great for

A great place to get out, get some fresh air and soak in the natural environment:

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Sightseeing


Sydney Gardens, Pump House Chimney, Cleveland House, Darlington Wharf, Sydney Wharf, Baird's Maltings, Thrimble Mill

Spot a boat

Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go through the lock!


Boat trips

Picnic spot

Lovely picnic spots include Sydney Gardens. Grab your picnic hamper and enjoy the sunshine.



You may see:

  • Swans
  • Herons
  • Mallard ducks
  • Butterflies
  • Damselflies

A super stretch of idyllic canal where you'll see plenty of water birds.