Planning your visit
Address: Seend Cleeve, SN12 6QB View on Google map
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
The five locks at Seend on the Kennet & Avon Canal were once a hive of activity with trade. Today, they are a picture of tranquility.
Cycle a mile along the towpath to Semington Bottom Lock, the junction with the Wilts & Berks Canal. Long abandoned, this canal is now being restored by volunteers from the Wilts and Berks Canal Trust, one of the many other waterway Trusts we work with.
Places to eat:
There's some lovely woodland you can picnic in and around
The Kennet & Avon Canal is important for wildlife conservation. Look out for kingfishers, mute swans, coots, moorhens, herons and if you're quick, you may spot a water vole - they're very illusive.
By car - there's a small parking area next to the bridge and a car park for customers of the pub