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 Bath to Bath Return via Hanham Lock

Kennet & Avon Canal

£570 pp  (£1140 per charter)

Cruise 8- 3rd to 6th June 2025 (3 nights)
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Total distance is 16 miles and 8 locks.


Whilst visiting Bath, it makes sense to travel along the K & A as far as possible without going on to tidal waters… Capt. E. isn’t really a fan of tidal rivers and isn’t going to commit to a sojourn as far as Bristol yet… that might change if 2024 sections on the tidal Trent go without too much issue…  no promises though lol.


The Kennet and Avon canal is new ground (well water) for Ellis and as such, Capt. E. has no experience or ‘insider knowledge’ in regards mooring spots.    The popularity of the navigation for ‘continuous moorers’, anecdotally suggests finding somewhere to tie up each day will be  interesting!


With that in mind, the entire trip in this direction will very much be an adventure for both crew and guests alike.  Roughly speaking, we’ll need to cover around 4 hours chugging each day in order to return to Bath  by mid afternoon on our final full day – some days will be longer than others if necessary for water/fuel and refuse stops and we may end up double breasting against other boats.  It’s all part of the fun.


As usual, we’ll expect guests to come aboard around  1.30pm on day 1 and when we’ve  had a glass of something fizzy – (not to forget the introductory blah blah) we’ll  cast off heading west.  The rest will just happen!


Hopefully there’ll be opportunity to visit a few pubs and explore various towns and villages along the way… we’ll pass through/by: Newbridge, Saltford and Keynsham before winding at Hanham lock and  then retracing our chugs to Bath where guests will depart after breakfast on the final morning.


A  short trip just to colour the waterways map in really so it shouldn’t be stressful- just a pleasant meander on the river.

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