The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust

Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1EB
Canal boat on the Kennet and Avon canal
  • Canal boat on the Kennet and Avon canal
  • Narrowboat named Matilda with people aboard
  • narrowboat and canal side historic buildings
  • Moored up narrowboat
  • Boats outside shopping centre in Reading
  • Group of women aboard narrowboat
  • People dressed up in costumes aboard narrowboat

Tickets online reserveren


The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust was formed in 1962 to save the Kennet and Avon Canal which was on the verge of closure. The Trust started with campaigning and rallying of boats, and moved swiftly to physically restoring the canal. Locks were restored or rebuilt and bridges repaired. The canal was dredged, repuddled, and eventually refilled with water. In 1990, the canal was officially reopened by the Queen amid much celebration.

The Trust continues today, working to improve and enhance the green arm that stretches from Reading to Bristol. The waterway has 106 locks, six aqueducts, three tunnels, and hundreds of bridges, as well as miles of beautiful countryside and historic cities, towns and villages in between. The Trust is formed by bringing together six branches that are spread along the length of the canal, each with their own specific welcomes. These are based in Bath and Bristol, Bradford on Avon, Devizes, Crofton, Great Bedwyn, Hungerford, Newbury, and Reading. We have boat trips, a museum and pumping station – as well as numerous cafés serving breakfasts, lunches, hot drinks, and cakes – so folk can enjoy the Kennet and Avon Canal from the towpath or from the water.

Bruce Boats is our specialist fleet of hire boats that are fully accessible and wheelchair-friendly and designed for families and groups with mobility or other issues. Alongside this fleet in Great Bedwyn we have a narrowboat that is dedicated to community groups.

If you are interested in a boat trip, you can book online using our online booking system, or email bookings@katrust.org.uk. We are following the Government’s recommendations, and as a result our trip boats are running schedules that are slightly reduced from the norm, and the cafés are all taking similar appropriate precautions to keep visitors safe.

If you are interested in steam, Crofton Pumping Station has the world’s oldest working steam engine still in its original location and capable of performing its original task. You can visit on non-steaming days and get a good look at all the workings of a Georgian pumping station, or come on one of our special streaming days to see all the action.

Deel dit met vrienden

Kaart en instructies



  • Picknickplaats


  • Buitenattractie
  • In stad/stadscentrum
  • Op het platteland

Kenmerken van de onderneming

  • Café voor koffie en thee
  • Honden welkom


  • Toegankelijk voor rolstoelgebruikers


Wat is er in de buurt

  1. Kenavon Venture

    60 feet long canal boat for up to 45 passengers with a bar, refreshments and on-board…

    0.01 mijl weg
  2. Wadworth Brewery, Tap and Shop

    Family friendly, self guided Visitor Centre and interactive exhibition – Free…

    0.2 mijl weg
  3. Wiltshire Museum

    Discover gold from the time of Stonehenge, find out more about ancient Wiltshire,…

    0.39 mijl weg
  1. Canal & River Trust

    The beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal (or K&A as its known) flows along 87 miles of the Great…

    0.8 mijl weg
  2. Caen Hill Locks

    On the Kennet & Avon Canal you will find beauty, history and nature. Tap into its…

    1.12 mijl weg
  3. a'Beckett's Vineyard, Devizes

    English vineyard offering a range of red and white wines. Tours by arrangement. Tastings…

    4.56 mijl weg
  4. Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum

    Motor museum with vintage, post-vintage and classic cars, including American models. The…

    4.76 mijl weg
  5. Bowood House and Gardens

    Outstanding 18th century mansion house estate.

    5.4 mijl weg
  6. Crop Circle Exhibition & Information Centre

    Ever wanted to learn about crop circles? Or wanted to meet crop circle enthusiasts to…

    6.02 mijl weg
  7. All Saints' Church, Alton Priors

    The Perpendicular tower of this lovely Medieval church dominates surrounding fields. It…

    6.26 mijl weg
  8. Lacock Abbey Village and Fox Talbot Museum

    A quirky country house and grounds, built on the foundations of a medieval nunnery, that…

    6.75 mijl weg
  9. Alexander Keiller Museum

    One of the most important prehistoric archaeological collections in Britain. Includes…

    7.79 mijl weg
  10. Avebury Stone Circle and Avebury Manor and Garden

    The pretty village of Avebury nestles within the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage…

    7.84 mijl weg
  11. National Trust Avebury

    At Avebury you will find the largest stone circle in the world, a museum and a manor…

    7.86 mijl weg
  12. Chippenham Museum

    The Museum is housed in a fine 18th century grade II listed building. The displays tell…

    8.75 mijl weg
  13. The Courts Garden - National Trust

    Full of variety, this charming garden shows the English country style at its best.

    8.93 mijl weg
Previous Next


Crofton Beam Engines, MarlboroughCrofton Beam Engines, KennetCrofton Pumping Station was built in 1807-9 to supply water to the highest point of the Kennet & Avon canal which links London and Bristol.

Bruce Accessible Boats at Great Bedwyn Bruce Accessible Boats, DevizesThe Bruce Branch of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust offers canal holidays to disabled, disadvantaged or older people – along with their family, friends or carers. Our wheel-chair-accessible boats are based at Great Bedwyn, near Hungerford.

Mis het niet

Mis het niet

Mis het niet

Mis het niet

Mis het niet