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Wootton Rivers

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Devizes to Wootton Rivers (Lock free)

Please note that these route pages are a work in progress. The figures below indicate route length; however, not all locks and bridges are included currently, so the time required may be underestimated.

Departure Point:  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 29.415 miles, 0 locks, 0 movable bridges and 0 tunnels. Which will take 1 day, 2 hours and 3 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

No locks, gorgeous countryside and plenty of pubs - the perfect combination for a weekend cruise on the Kennet and Avon. This route takes you from Devizes Wharf out into the Wiltshire Wolds to Horton Bridge. If you fancy a first stop, there is a very convenient canalside pub, The Bridge Inn, to be found here. The canal carries on and soon the church tower of Bishop Canning comes into view. There is a footpath that leads from the swing bridge into the village. The canal now meanders through the delightful countryside - a truly relaxing experience without any locks. Honeystreet is the next highlight on this weekend break. A pub (The Barge Inn), boatyard, cafe (The Honeystreet Mill Cafe) and shop are situated at the canalfront here. After setting off from Honeystreet, it’s once again peaceful cruising among fields on one side and hills on the other until you reach a pretty wooded area and Stowell Park. Look out for the miniature suspension bridge that carries a footpath across the canal. Pewsey Wharf could be the next stop on your cruise. You have two options here - either pay the bar and bistro (The Waterfront) a visit or take a short walk down to the village of Pewsey. There are several pubs that are well worth a visit, including a haunted pub (The Golden Swan). Once you have replenished your energy levels, you can carry on with your canal journey. Soon you’ll reach the winding hole before Wootton

Places of interest on the Devizes to Wootton Rivers (Lock free) route

Places to visit & highlights on the canal itself

West Kennet Avenue, Avebury
Bridge No.130
Allington Swing Bridge
Pewsey Wharf
Devizes Market
Pewsey Bridge
Wootton Rivers Lock
F S Butcher & Sons
The Wessex Rose Hotel Boat
M J Trowbridge & Son
Wilcoat Road Bridge No.177
The park
E W White & Co
Market Town Memorials
Pewsey Vale Riding Centre
Pewsey Vale Riding Centre
C H Rudler
The Crammer
Vecta Industries
Devizes Cricket Club

Top Rated Pubs And Restaurants On to Near the Canal

Honeystreet Mill Cafe
Wadworth Brewery
The Barge At Honeystreet
The Bridge Inn
Wadworth & Co
The Waterfront Bar & Bistro
The White Bear
Three Crowns
British Lion
Devizes Kebab Van
The New Society
The Crown Devizes
L'hotel du Pelican
The Pelican Inn
Tea Inc
Lemon Plaice

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Further reading and learning about the Devizes to Wootton Rivers (Lock free) route


Related Nicholson Guide:
River Thames & the Southern Waterways - Nicholson Guide No 7

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