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#42763 - 10/12/07 06:44 PM Easy Option
Sharon Offline
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Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 95
Loc: Reading, Berks.
I'm going for the soft option next year and plan to walk the Kennet and Avon Canal walk (Bristol to Reading).

Does anyone have a copy / know where I can get a copy of "The Kennet and Avon Walk" by Ray Quinlan (Cicerone Press).

I've found 2 used copies on Amazon, starting at 35!!!!!

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#42764 - 10/12/07 07:43 PM Re: Easy Option
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Registered: 03/07/07
Posts: 72
Loc: Wales
An option is to get the OS maps showing the path (though you are unlikely to get lost following a canal). Photocopy pages of a road atlas to get the general lie of the land. Contact the Countryside Departments of the Local Authorities through which the path runs. They might have free info to send you that covers accomodation and history/points of interest.

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#42765 - 12/12/07 06:15 PM Re: Easy Option
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Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 2013
Loc: Stafford
I've never seen the need for a map when walking along a canal tow path. Just start in the right direction and you can't go far wrong. And don't forget to allow enough time for the pubs.

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#42766 - 13/12/07 07:07 PM Re: Easy Option
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Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 95
Loc: Reading, Berks.
It's the stretch between Bath and Bristol that I would like a known route for, as it apparently veers away from the canal at this point.

Sorry, but I'm a bit of a purist and feel the need to walk it exactly as it should be done rather than making my own route. (Having said that, the C to C was very refreshing.)

Thanks for any help.

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#42767 - 07/01/08 11:25 AM Re: Easy Option
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Registered: 15/12/04
Posts: 120
Loc: UK
It would veer away from the canal, as the Kennet & Avon ends in Bath! I think you will need to use a route called the Avon Walkway between Brsitol and Bath. I believe it is marked on the latest OS map, but Google should give you something.

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#42768 - 07/01/08 06:31 PM Re: Easy Option
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Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 2013
Loc: Stafford
There's nothing wrong with ending up in Bath. I was there a couple of weeks ago ; the Star was as good as ever and the Old Green Tree is worth a few pints in too.

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#42770 - 07/02/08 01:39 PM Re: Easy Option
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Registered: 23/06/05
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Loc: Derbyshire
It's never a good idea to loose the way!

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