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Address: Swindon, England
Phone Number: +44 845 226 8567
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The Wilts & Berks Canal is an historic waterway that runs for over 50...

The Wilts & Berks Canal is an historic waterway that runs for over 50 miles from the Thames at Abingdon to link to the Kennet and Avon canal close to Melksham. The canal is being carefully restored by enthusiastic volunteers to bring benefit to local communities and wildlife.

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This visit was the first time in 54 years! And what a great place the volunteers have made of this canal.As we walked along the tow path we saw a Heron,Fox,and lots of different... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
Maureen B
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow! What an amazing achievement by the volunteers of the trust.This is a wonderful place to walk and so lovely to see the canal clean, accessible and used by so many. Great place to get close to nature and away from the hustle and bustle. We'll be back to take a trip on Dragonfly next year ;)

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This visit was the first time in 54 years! And what a great place the volunteers have made of this canal.As we walked along the tow path we saw a Heron,Fox,and lots of different birds. If you walk from the Kings Hill (we parked in a free car park in Turner Road by the recreation park) (off Westcott Place) to... More 

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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Had a two hour trip to celebrate a friend's birthday. The crew were very friendly and knowledgeable. Lovely seeing moorhen and chicks and also a heron. My one niggle is the outside seating could do with a cushion or two ! Over all, most enjoyable.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

It may only be a short 30 min jounrey there and 30 mins back, but for the kids they loved it. They were realy looked after and loved steering the boat themselves Really recommended

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

A fantastic walk especially on a warm sunny day, very relaxing and if your lucky you could see some ducklings or other types of wildlife. Also good place to walk the dog especially if your dog likes a dip.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We hired the boat to celebrate a birthday, and had a lovely hour relaxing on the Dragonfly. There was a great crew who were so knowledgable and welcoming. It was a lovely trip, and great to see another side of Swindon.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Such great value for money an hour trip on a waterway that so few people know about, great volunteer crew who were so knowlegable and looked after us so well Thank you

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Thank lso270
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

I used to always walk my kids down the canal every day, we liked the wildlife, talking to the regular walkers and we sat feeding the fish and ducks for hours, unfortunately most of the fish and wildlife have gone due to the poor water quality. Its not as nice as it was before the boat which is a shame.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Took this tour just after it opened in the summer ,we where shopping close by when we started chatting to one of the gentlemen who was running the tour.both myself ,husband and son all enjoyed the boat trip very much and the guide was very interesting to listen to. Would recommend this very highly.

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swindon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Thought it would be something different for the grand daughter to go for trip on the canal and see Santa. As we got onto boat granddaughter remarked that it was first time she had been on boat trip, but no sign of Santa. We started off and at the next bridge they told us to look out for Santa and... More 

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