Kennet & Avon Canal Itinerary

Kennet & Avon Canal Walking Itinerary

This one-week itinerary takes you along the Kennet & Avon Canal between Hungerford in the east and Devizes in the west.

There are detours and distractions to take you away from the main route, encouraging you to explore and experience the different aspects of the Vale of Pewsey.  Each day includes suggestions for lunch and evening meals.

You can of course modify our suggestions, but be mindful of your own walking pace and when you have to meet your pick up at the end of the day.

The total walking distance is 48 miles - 28.5 miles of the Kennet & Avon Canal and 19.5 miles of detours and ramblings.

You can of course take this route at your own pace and stay a bit longer, or pick out selected days if your stay is shorter.

Planning your route

The itinerary consists of five walking days and two exploring days for you to go off and do other activities.  The pace that we have set enables you to take time to admire views, take photos, stop for snacks and all the other things that we like to do when we are out walking! 

Click on each day's icon below to access the detailed itinerary for that day, to download the stage's or detour's gpx file for use on your walking app, or to print out a map.

Public Transport

You can now use the Wiltshire Connect on-demand bus service to get around as you walk the Vale of Pewsey.   This service can pick you up and drop you off at lots of points in many villages across the Vale of Pewsey and towards Marlborough, Hungerford and Devizes at a time that you would like - ideal for getting to and from your start and finish points!

The service is available via a phone call (01225 712900) or on the Wiltshire Connect App

Find out more here.

Kennet & Avon Canal (with detours)

Download file for GPS

Find out about places to eat - perhaps for lunch or in the evening.  And have a look at where you can stay - maybe in one location for the week, or at different accommodation providers along the route with your baggage following on.

Day 1 - Kennet & Avon Canal - Hungerford to Great Bedwyn
Day 2 - Kennet & Avon Canal - Great Bedwyn to Crofton
Day 3 - Kennet & Avon Canal - Experience the Vale
Day 4 - Kennet & Avon Canal - Crofton to Pewsey Wharf
Day 5 - Kennet & Avon Canal - Explore Beyond the Vale
Day 6 - Kennet & Avon Canal - Pewsey Wharf to Honeystreet
Day 7 - Kennet & Avon Canal - Honeystreet to Devizes