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Sun, 21 Jul


RG19 4PP

Thatcham to Newbury along the Kennet and Avon Canal

Back by popular demand, a paddle on the canal! Meet at 09.30 for a 10.00 launch, we will paddle from Thatcham to Newbury, with a quick stop for refreshments before heading back. Any non-paddling friends/family could walk along the tow path if they wish to join us. Parking at the station costs £2.40

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Thatcham to Newbury along the Kennet and Avon Canal
Thatcham to Newbury along the Kennet and Avon Canal

Time & Location

21 Jul 2019, 09:30 – 13:30

RG19 4PP, Thatcham RG19 4PP, UK


About the event

The route will take us along the canal form Thatcham to Newbury (approx 7.5 miles round trip), where there will be time for a quick break/ bite to eat, before heading back to our launch location!

Parking is at Thatcham station (£2.40) but there are no toilets at the launch location - so please consider this during your journey! There are public toilets at nearby Thatcham town centre.

There is a tow path for the entire length of the paddle - but access can be tricky in places. There are several locks to negotiate en route, you will need to be able to lift your board in and out of the canal at these points - please help each other with this! Solid boards will prove more tricky than inflatables in this respect.There are also 2 low swing bridges which we will need to lie flat on our boards and paddle under - to add to the excitement!!

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