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Caen Hill Locks

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.

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General information

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

Free visitor guide

Great for

A great place to watch out for narrowboats and spot wildlife

  • Walking
  • Considerate cycling
  • Dogs on leads please
  • Pond dipping near the café
  • Fishing along the canal is best, no fishing on the lock flight, or side ponds.

Nearby

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:

  • Devizes Wharf
  • Kennet & Avon Trust Museum
  • Devizes Theatre
  • The Wadworth Brewery

More information about car parking and prices at Caen Hill can be found here.

 

Spot a boat

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

Refreshments

  • Caen Hill Café

    Canal side cafe

  • The Black Horse

    Pub near the top of the lock flight

Picnic spot

There are some benches dotted along the canal

Trails

  • Caen Hill Locks Trail

    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

Wildlife

You may see:

  • Swans
  • Dragonflies
  • Bats
  • Mallard ducks
  • Moorhens
  • Water voles

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