Kennet & Avon Canal

Flowing through the North Wessex chalk downs to the clay, sand and gravel lowlands from Hungerford to Reading, this canal connects in places with the River Kennet to form a stunning waterway.

Kennet & Avon Canal SSSI Kennet & Avon Canal SSSI

They weave together in an easterly direction for about 26 miles through the county, with the river and parts of the canal being designated the River Kennet Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).