Cyclists, Walkers & the Kennet & Avon Canal

It can be a busy place the Kennet & Avon Canal, and during the summer months is often full of activity, with walkers, cyclists, anglers, canoeists, holiday makers and people who live on the canal all contributing to the ambiance.

The Canal & River Trust is advising on towpath etiquette, through the Towpath Code and is asking for consideration:

Share the space – towpaths are popular places to be enjoyed by everyone. Please be mindful of others, keep dogs under control, and clean up after them.

Drop your pace – pedestrians have priority on our towpaths so be ready to slow down; if you’re in a hurry, consider using an alternative route for your journey.

It’s a special place – our waterways are living history, with boats, working locks and low bridges so please give way to waterway users and be extra careful where visibility is limited.

For more information, visit the Canal & River Trust website.