The Kennet & Avon Canal has awesome examples of canal engineering. At Caen Hill, you can see the longest continuous flight of locks in the country.
Address: Canal & River Trust car park (P&D), The Locks, Devizes, SN10 1QR
Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: The Canal & River Trust pay & display car park at the lock off of Marsh Lane costs £1 for four hours
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
A great place to watch out for narrowboats and spot wildlife
Visit our Welcome boat, Admiral, for activity sheets on pond dipping and information and stories about the locks before taking a stroll over to our newly planted, Diamond Jubilee Woodland.
Just a short wolk up the towpath is:
More information about car parking and prices at Caen Hill can be found here.
Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go up the flight!
Canal side cafe
Pub near the top of the lock flight
There are some benches dotted along the canal
Be a wildlife explorer at Caen Hill Locks! Hunt for minibeasts, spot dragonflies, collect leaves and look out for birds on trail at one of the most famous flights of locks in the country
You may see:
The side ponds next to the locks are an excellent wildlife habitat. The resident Kingfisher can often be seen, Dragonflies and Butterflies fly overhead, and fish leap out of the water and dart through the reeds