“Built originally for moving goods, the canal connects countryside with lively towns. After shopping in Newbury you can spot the hill-carved white horses of the Pewsey Vale or visit a canal-side pub. Marvel at the elegant Dundas aqueduct or take in the splendours of Georgian Bath.

Or just enjoy the leafy calm of the towpath; nodding at friendly boaters and watching the wildlife. You’ll see ducks, moorhens and grey herons, and in the summer shimmering dragonflies and damselflies over the water.

Canal & river Trust is the charity that ensures the Kennet & Avon Canal is here for everyone to enjoy, now and forever.”


These are the words from The Canal and River Trust’s new sign overlooking Devizes Wharf from the towpath opposite White Horse Boats.