Virtual tour panorama showing the Kennet and Avon Canal, taken just outside Claverton in late April 2011. The raisable bridge links the canal with moorings for boats and one of the turning circles.
Kennet and Avon Canal at Claverton - Bath visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Kennet and Avon Canal at Claverton' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Somerset.
The Kennet and Avon Canal is about 57 miles (92Km) long and links River Avon at Bath with the River Kennet at Newbury. Opening in 1810, it formed part of the river and canal system allowing navigation by canal boat from the River Thames at Reading all the way to the Floating Harbour in Bristol.
Falling into disuse in the late 19th century, the Kennet and Avon Canal has been restored to it's former glory and is now a popular local tourist attraction. At various points on the canal it is possible to hire canal boats, kayaks or cycles. A walking path and cycle route run alongside the canal, interspersed by various aqueducts, pubs, cafes and a large visitor centre near at Monkton Combe near Claverton where the Dundas Aqueduct caries the canal over the Avon river and valley.
Bus: Monkton Combe, Aqueduct
Road: Claverton is on the A36, about 3.5 miles from Bath and 3.4 miles from Sharpstone.
Train: Freshford Rail Station, Bath Spa Rail Station