The Kennet and Avon Canal is an outstanding work of engineering. It starts from the Severn Estuary near Bristol to the River Thames at Reading. It is more than 100 miles long. You will see magnificent sceneries throughout. The canal was closed for a long time and was finally reopened in 1990. The canal cuts through wooded hills and the Avon Gorge to Bristol and up to Bath. It then goes to Devizes and runs in between rolling hillsides along the Vale of Pewsey towards Hungerford. Finally, it goes to Reading and the junction with the River Thames.
Why was the organization formed?
The Kennet and Avon Trust was created to protect, develop and maintain the canal so that people could use the waterway to go to places. The beautiful scenery across the canal makes it a great tourist spot. Promoting the canal is also part of the mission of this organization.
How does it work?
Volunteers work for this organization. They conduct various campaigns to raise money for the development, promotion and maintenance works. They promote the canal and help in the actual development and maintenance works.
The Kennet and Avon Canal is a heritage of England, and it must be protected. Our volunteers work hard to make sure that it’s protected. We believe that this organization will be able to protect this Canal for the people with contribution from the general people both in terms of finance and volunteer works. We want to do restoration works of the canal from time to time to keep it in good condition and to attract people from all around the world to visit this place.