Address: The Oracle Riverside carpark (P&D), Reading, RG1 2AG View on Google map
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: There are public toilets in the shopping centre
The Kennet & Avon Canal is famed for its scenic beauty and magnificent examples of canal engineering. It sweeps through Reading's regenerated city centre where County Lock is now a haven in the heart of the busy shopping and cinema district.
There are plenty of grassy areas to have a picnic beside County Lock
The city benefits from having the canal run through it bringing lots of wildlife, particularly water birds
By car - there is parking in the city centre and a pay & display at the Horse and Barge for patrons