England Trekking Vacation, Reading to Bath
Walk one of England’s most celebrated routes, the Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath. An easygoing 75-mile route that can be done over 7 days, with lots to see along the way.
Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath Reading to Bath via Newbury, Hungerford, Pewsey and Devizes Easy walking on a 75-mile route High quality B&B accommodation throughout Luggage transfers Detailed maps and itineraries 24-hour support Roman Baths at Bath Dundas and Avoncliff Aqueducts Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon Caen Hill flight of 16 locks Claverton Pumping Station Crofton Pumping Station
£1032To£1664 excluding flights
What's included on your walking vacation accommodation on bed and breakfast basis rooms with en-suite or private bathroom, daily luggage transfer transfers are specified support on route maps , guide & detailed itineraries
Description of England Trekking Vacation, Reading to Bath
This vacation can be booked from the 1st March to 31st October each year.
4 Reviews of England Trekking Vacation, Reading to Bath
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 30 Oct 2022 by Jenny SeeranjA lovely vacation with good accommodation overall. Superb walking. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Sep 2022 by Jenny SeeranjA lovely vacation with good accommodation overall. Superb walking. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 May 2022 by Kathryn UptonThe landscape Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Mar 2022 by Maggie TallermanIt was a tough trip in some ways but a good experience, rewarding, and definitely good to complete the challenge. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe are a family run business and are committed to operating a Responsible Travel Policy. We aim to provide a quality and positive experience for our customers while contributing to and enhancing the local economy and respecting the environment.
Whilst walking you are taking part in a healthy activity and visiting the area while reducing road congestion. The local authority encourages people to visit the area on foot using public transport in line with their desire to encourage sustainable tourism.
The Responsible Travel Code of Conduct which you receive with your information pack contains suggestions on how to be an ethical traveler by reducing water usage, recycling and properly disposing of litter, and reducing damage to the environment.
The majority of the accommodations we use are locally owned and operated and use local produce for breakfast, thus reducing "food miles" and sustaining the local economy. Wherever possible we use accommodations that are registered with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
When transferring your luggage to your next accommodation we consolidate with others along the Kennet and Avon Canal wherever possible to reduce energy consumption.
During the booking process for your vacation we reduce paper usage by corresponding by email wherever possible and only printing correspondence which is legally binding. We recycle our ink cartridges and envelopes, and use low energy light bulbs. Paper which cannot be recycled is shredded and composted.
Whilst on this vacation you will be walking at your own pace in your own group. We restrict group sizes on our self-guided walking vacations to a maximum of 12 to reduce impact on the community and the environment.
PeopleWhen walking on the Kennet and Avon Canal we aim to provide a quality and positive experience for you while contributing to and enhancing the local economy and respecting the environment of countryside, towns, rivers and forests.
The locally owned accommodations give our guests a warm welcome and recommend local pubs, cafes and restaurants along the Kennet and Avon Canal for lunches and dinners. All these issues make a great difference to the economic welfare of the local community by providing employment and sustaining the local economy.
By taking this vacation on the Kennet and Avon Canal you are contributing to the community by providing income for accommodation providers, pub landlords, restaurant and cafe owners, luggage transfer drivers, and local farmers. There are a large number of National Trust Properties in the area. Whilst walking on the Kennet and Avon Canal we encourage guests to visit Bath & Caen Hill flight of 16 locks . The membership and entrance fees are used to restore and conserve our heritage, and provide employment for local people.
We encourage you to use this walking vacation as means to support your chosen charity by way of sponsorship.
All our used postage stamps are collected and used to raise money for local good causes.