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Planning your visit

Address: Newbury Wharf, Wharf Street, Newbury, RG14 5AP View on Google map

Opening Times: The towpath is open daily

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

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

Explorers Newbury Wharf

The Kennet & Avon 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.

And while the Canal & River Trust are the charity who own and care for over 2,000 miles of waterways, including the K&A, we also work closely with our neighbouring charity, the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust at Newbury Wharf. They run a café, information centre and boat trips on the wharf to find out more about the canal.

Things to do and see

Places to eat:

Boat trips:

Picnic spot:

As well as benches dotted along the canal, you can lay down your blanket for a picnic in Victoria Park and feed the ducks

Wildlife spotting:

You're guaranteed to see a swan but look out for dragonflies and damselflies too.

Getting here

By car - there's a public pay & display car park at Newbury Wharf

By train - Newbury Station is a 10 minute walk to the wharf

By boat - there are visitor moorings and boating services along the towpath as well as services at Newbury Marina

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