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


Bathampton is a pretty village on the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal. What better starting place for a great family day out exploring a canal!

General information

Address: Mill Lane, Bathampton, Bath, BA2 6TR

Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs

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

Parking: There is a car park for patrons of the pub

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

Free visitor guide

Great for

Cycle up the towpath to Claverton Pumping Station, built by John Rennie to supply water to the canal

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Canoeing


Lots to see in near by Bath City Centre, Sydney Gardens, Pump House Chimney, Cleveland House, Darlington Wharf, Sydney Wharf, Baird's Maltings, Thrimble Mill to name but a few...

Spot a boat

Chances are you'll see some narrowboats pass through the peaceful countryside


  • The Raft Café Boat

    Moored near Bathampton Bridge

  • George Inn


Boat trips

Picnic spot

There are lots of picnic opportunities on the banks of the Kennet & Avon Canal, so bring your rug and enjoy the tranquil sounds of canal-side life


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Herons
  • Mallard ducks
  • Moorhens
  • Cormorants
  • Water voles

The canal is a green ribbon running through the town, get out and see some great domestic wildlife and experience nature close at hand