We regularly use the canal path to walk into central reading as the kids love to feed the birds. There is a huge colony of swans that live/stay near the gasometer, there are also many other species of birds. There are a number of pubs if you want to have a sit/drink and watch the world go by. The path... 更多
As this is at the bottom of my garden I see it every day! In Reading the tow path is popular with walkers, commuters, dog walkers, cyclists, and anglers, though the last 3 can sometimes be a problem for the first two! The path is a bit damaged by roots and erosion in places, so care must be taken, and... 更多
I discovered this by accident when visiting Newbury and parked in the Library carpark which is adjacent to the banks of the canal, providing a recreational lung through the centre of Newbury. Canal boats, swans swimming in the water and cafes and bars overlooking the water - a pleasant place to spend a Sunday afternoon, with the main shopping area... 更多
I am in the process of cycling the whole length of the canal!and on Sunday I cycled from Burghfield Bridge to the Kennet and Avon canal mouth (the junction with the riverThames) the route starts in open country and then you start entering Reading and you find yourself going through the main shopping area(the Oracle) then cycling on past the... 更多
We live very near the canal and have walked many sections. This summer we walked along part of it from Woolhampton with our grandsons. Wild flowers out in abundance. Fascinating to watch the boats in the locks. Good pub at Woolhampton and tea rooms along canalside at Aldermaston. Very peaceful.
We travelled past miles of this beautiful canal while travelling from one place to another, it appeared so shady and peaceful. There were people walking and feeding the ducks, so picturesque, wish we had the time to laze there.
I live on the edge of Reading and quite near to the canal, so I go when I need to find some peace and quiet. It's a beautiful place. if you're in town, it's nice to walk along its towpath and there are a couple of decent pubs up by Blake's Lock. If you fancy going it little further, you... 更多