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
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 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 Newbury Wharf. They run a café, information centre and boat trips on the wharf to find out more about the canal.
Take to the towpath:
Places to eat:
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
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