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Aldermaston Wharf

Once a busy industrial canal wharf, Aldermaston Wharf is now a picture of tranquillity. It's great place to start exploring the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal.


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General information

Address: Aldermaston Wharf, Aldermaston, RG7 4JS

Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There's parking at Aldermaston Wharf near the cafe and behind the basin

Toilets: There are public toilets

Free visitor guide

Great for

Visit the museum and find out more about the Kennet & Avon Canal

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Canoe trail


Aldermaston, Newbury, Thatcham, Reading

Spot a boat

A hire boat base, so you can watch people setting off on their holidays!

Boat trips

Picnic spot

There are some benches dotted along the canal



You may see:

  • Ducks
  • Kingfishers
  • Herons
  • Coots
  • Moorhens
  • Mute Swans

Nearby flooded gravel pits and the canal are wonderful for wildlife. Why not go out spotting - you never know what you might see