The Kennet & Avon Canal Part 2: The Summit to Bristol


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This second part of the Kennet & Avon Canal video details the Western section of the navigation, concluding the 86 miles through 106 locks. We continue the journey from the summit through Wiltshire and into the County of Avon, the rich arable countryside providing marvellous backdrops throughout the navigation’s course. See the tremendous Caen Hill flight in Devizes which became the focal point for the official re-opening of the canal by HM The Queen, who, in 1990 navigated through lock 43 at the summit. The flight with its straight 16 locks and a further 13 near the town is an impressive feature and one that shouldn’t be missed by any enthusiast. Afterwards, enjoy the tranquil descent of the Avon valley and the marvellous Georgian city of Bath; experience the impressive Avoncliffe Aqueduct with its neo-classical design. But the programme doesn’t stop there as we continue along the unpredictable section of the tidal river and into Bristol itself to record the once-thriving docks. The two videos that make up the entire Kennet & Avon canal form a comprehensive archive, providing a unique insight into this endearing waterway. (Run Length 57 mins)

In PAL DVD-R format, suitable for the UK, European and Australia / New Zealand markets. Will also play in laptops anywhere.

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