The canal meanders through the market town of Newbury, with a pretty waterside path running alongside it, and plenty of boat moorings. At Newbury Wharf, you can see many buildings linked to the canal's history. The canal passes through the leafy Victoria Park, with the traditional English attractions of a boating lake, bandstand and bowls club.
Address: Newbury Wharf, Wharf Street, Newbury, RG14 5AP
Visit time: 2hr - 3hrs
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: There's a public pay & display car park at Newbury Wharf
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
Visit the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust café and Information Centre on the wharf to find out more about the canal.
The Berkshire Museum, Victorian Corn Exchange, racecourse, ancient hill forts, Roman villas, medieval castle
You should see some narrowboats
Pub on the banks of the River Kennet
Canal boat holidays (self-drive), Boat trips - public, Boat trips - charter
There are some benches dotted along the canal, or you can lay down your blanket for a picnic in Victoria Park and feed the ducks
You may see:
You are guaranteed to see a magnificant swan