The five locks at Seend on the Kennet & Avon Canal were once a hive of activity with trade. Today, they are a picture of tranquility.
Address: Seend Cleeve, SN12 6QB
Visit time: 1hr
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: There's a small parking area next to the bridge and a car park for patrons of the pub
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
Cycle a mile along the towpath to Semington Bottom Lock, the junction with the Wilts & Berks Canal. Long abandoned, this canal is now being restored
Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go through the lock!
On the banks of the Kennet & Avon Canal
There's some lovely woodland you can picnic in/around
You may see:
The Kennet & Avon Canal is important for wildlife conservation. Look out for kingfishers, mute swans, coots, moorhens and herons