Once a busy industrial canal wharf, Kintbury is now a picture of tranquillity. It's just the place to start exploring the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal.
Address: Station Road, Kintbury, RG17 9UT
Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: There's a canalside car park and parking at the train station
Toilets: There are public toilets
Go for a bike ride along the towpath, past the water meadows where watercress once thrived in the clear chalk streams
Hungerford, Crofton Beam Engines, Newbury
Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go through the lock!
There are some benches dotted along the canal
You may see:
The Kennet & Avon Canal is important for wildlife conservation. Look out for kingfishers, mute swans, coots, moorhens and herons