We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.


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.


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General information

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

Free visitor guide

Great for

Visit the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust café and Information Centre on the wharf to find out more about the canal.

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking


The Berkshire Museum, Victorian Corn Exchange, racecourse, ancient hill forts, Roman villas, medieval castle

Spot a boat

You should see some narrowboats


Boat trips

Picnic spot

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:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Dragonflies
  • Damselflies

You are guaranteed to see a magnificant swan