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Aldermaston Wharf

Canal: Kennet & Avon Location: Padworth, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4JS
Phone: 01189 714123 E-mail:

Aldermaston wharf day boat hire is located on the beautiful Kennet & Avon waterway. You can either head West towards Thatcham or East towards Theale on your day trip, both including bridges, locks and pubs making for a varied and enjoyable day trip.

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Route Option 1

Thatcham & Return~6 Hours with 5 Locks

Thatcham and return is a steady cruise on the Kennet & Avon however do be mindful of the river current between bridges 28 and 31.

If you are not wanting to stop anywhere for lunch, then travelling West, may be a better option for you. Heading out towards Thatcham, you will carry on the Monkey Marsh Lock no 90, which is possible in 6 hours and 34 minutes, with 10 locks and 6 moveable bridges

  • K&A is wide enough to turn anywhere.

  • 5 locks (each way)

  • 1 Canal side pub (The Rowbarge)

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Route Option 2

Theale & Return4-6 Hours with 4 Locks

The perfect route if you want to stop half way for by lock 99 at the The Spring Inn for lunch.

The journey time to this point and back is just over 4 hours. If you would prefer not to stop for very long (no more than about an hour and a half) then you could even continue on to Sulhamstead Lock and turn after there instead.  This journey would take about 5 and a half hours in total with 8 locks and 10 bridges.

  • K&A is wide enough to turn anywhere.

  • 4 locks (each way)

  • 1 pub (not canal side)The Spring Inn

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Location: Aldermaston Wharf

Type: Self Drive Tuition: Included
  • Carries up to 10 people

Facilities:Toilet, galley sink and hot & cold water & hob. Seating inside & out.

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Pets Welcome Check in: 9.30am Return: 4.30pm £100 deposit [?] Layout not to scale