Friday, 25 April 2014

Kennet & Avon Local Mooring Plan

From 1st May 2014 an interim 12 month local plan comes into effect on the K&A between Bath and
Foxhangers (Caen Hill Flight).

The plan requires boaters to:
  • Move to a new 'neighbourhood' every 14 days (see neighbourhood map)
  • Spread their mooring pattern evenly across differentneighbourhoods covering a range of at least 20km
  • Spend no more than 48 hours at visitor moorings (and spend no more than 7 days in a calendar month at visitor moorings)
  • For full details of the 12 month local plan see 

For further information call CRT on 0303 040 4040 or email 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Trust contributes to flood repairs on the Kennet & Avon

The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust has contributed £1000 towards repairs needed on the canal following the winter floods.

The river sections have suffered badly in the winter floods of 2013/14 with the River Avon suffering a flood surge on Christmas Eve and the River Kennet reaching record flows in February.  Apart from silting, there has been damage to locks and banks.  At Burghfield a section of towpath has been washed away.  The Canal & River Trust estimate that repairs will cost around £100k.

In addition to the cash contribution, the Trust has declared Sunday 25th May to be 'flood benefit day'.  On that day all ticket sales from our four public trip boats will be donated to the flood repair fund.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Magazine of our Twin Canal - Nivernais

We thought readers might like to see the latest issue of the magazine of the canal society of our twinned French Canal

 It's mostly in French of course  . . . 

Thursday, 18 July 2013


The Aldermaston Tea rooms are reopening Friday 20th July 2013 for more information please click HERE

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

REMINDER: Trust AGM this Saturday

The Trust's 51st Annual General Meeting will take place this Saturday, 8th June, at 10.30am at the Bromham Social Centre. New Road, Bromham, Nr Chippenham, Wilts SN15 2JB.

A map showing the location of the meeting is HERE.

The agenda for the meeting is HERE 

The audited accounts for 2012 may be downloaded HERE

Your President, David Bruce, and Trustees look forward to meeting as many members as possible.

Rob Dean
Chairman of Trustees

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Trust Accounts for 2012

Ahead of the AGM on Saturday 8th June, the audited accounts for the Trust for 2012 are available for download here.

A few printed copies of the accounts will be available for members who have not had a chance to download a copy but we do not intend to bulk print copies in the interests of saving printing costs.

Trust Council

Sunday, 2 June 2013

2 June 2013 - a great day for the Trust !

It is announced today (Sunday 2nd June) that The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust (KACT) has been awarded the prestigious Queens’ Award for Voluntary Service, the highest recognition for volunteer groups in the UK. 

The Trust, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, received the accolade for its leadership of the restoration of the canal and its buildings over the past half century, and for creating a landscape and amenity valued by the whole community. 

Rob Dean, chair of the KACT Trustees, says, “This is a great honour for us and an absolute tribute to the tireless work of thousands of volunteers from Bath to Burghfield, Wilton to Woolhampton, and others in between, who have given their time so generously over the past 50 years to complete the restoration of the K&A. To receive this award from Her Majesty after she re-opened the waterway 23 years ago is the icing on the cake for us.

People have given from a few spare hours to the best part of their lives to the K&A, everything from helping out in our tea rooms, crewing our fantastic fleet of boats, hours of form-filling for grants, to clearing canal beds and towpaths. I and the rest of the Trustees will always be incredibly grateful to them, many of who are sadly no longer with us, and also to our present generation of fantastic volunteers who are helping to protect and enhance the waterway for future generations. This award will propel our very necessary work into the future.”

The Trustees offer their congratulations to all who have worked in or with the Trust, to make the Kennet & Avon the wonderful asset for the nation that it is today.