Planning your visit
Address: Aldermaston Wharf, Aldermaston, RG7 4JS View on Google map
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: There are public toilets
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. And it's not just narrowboats these days, increasingly Aldermaston Wharf is the starting point for canoe trails.
Back on the towpath, while the Canal & River Trust are the charity who are responsible for the care of over 2,000 miles of waterways, including the K&A, we also work closely with our neighbouring charity, the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust at Aldermaston Wharf. They run a café and museum.
There are some benches dotted along the canal
Nearby flooded gravel pits and the canal are wonderful for wildlife. Why not go out nature spotting - you never know what you might see a kingfisher or two?
By car - there's parking at Aldermaston Wharf near the cafe and behind the basin
By train - Aldermaston Station is a brisk but pleasant five minute walk from the wharf