This summer we spent a glorious week in the English countryside. I have already filled you in on most of our trips from that week, but there are still a couple of more to come… including this one: a walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal… why don’t you join me?!
In our holiday home was a local travel guide which contained a lot of walking routes. One of them was a walk alongside the Kennet and Avon Canal, which was closeby. I thought it would be a relaxing way to start our Friday and so it turned out to be…
The walking route started near Wilton windmill. We parked the car and started our route. Wilton Windmill is the only working windmill in the neighbourhood and was built in the 1820ies
We walked towards Bedwyn which is situated along the Kennet and Avon Canal which is a waterway of 140 km incorparating 105 locks. We then walked beside the canal towards the hamlet of Wilton, passing a few locks.
We enjoyed the slow way of life watching a narrow boat passing through one of locks. I don’t know if I would have the patience to live on one of those boats, but it was fun watching it glide on the canal!
The Canal is now popular for boating, canoeing, fishing, walking and cycling. We also enjoyed the wild flowers along our way and when we arrived in the hamlet of Wilton, we were once again playing the game ‘which one would we buy’ passing the many fabulous cottages.
This walk surely showed us a piece of slow England and I’m sure that if we would win the lottery, we would move to the English countryside in a flash!