River Kennet

River Kennet

The Kennet is a river in the south of England, and a tributary of the River Thames. The lower reaches of the river are navigable to river craft and are known as the Kennet Navigation, which, together with the Avon Navigation, the Kennet and Avon Canal and the Thames, links the cities of Bristol and London. The former local government district of Kennet in Wiltshire was named after it.

The River Kennet has been assigned as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) from near its sources west of Marlborough down to Woolhampton. This is primarily because it has an extensive range of rare plants and animals that are unique to chalk watercourses.

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Kennet And Avon Canal - Newbury To Reading
... K A - Newbury to Reading Legend to Newbury River Lambourn 88 Bull's Lock 70ft 45 Great Western Main Line railway 70ft 89 Widmead Lock 90 Monkey Marsh Lock ... Lock A329 Kings Road (twin) bridges 107 Blake's Lock Great Western Main Line railway River Thames The River Kennet is navigable from Newbury downstream to the confluence with the River Thames at ... Newbury to High Bridge in Reading is an improved river navigation known as the Kennet Navigation, opened in 1723 ...
River Kennet - Etymology
... "dog", and knowing in insulary Celtic otter is said "water dog", the name of Kennet could be "otter's lair" ...
Locks On The Kennet And Avon Canal
... The Kennet and Avon Canal is a canal in southern England ... The name may refer to either the route of the original Kennet and Avon Canal Company, which linked the River Kennet at Newbury to the River Avon at Bath, or to the entire navigation between the River ... The River Kennet was made navigable to Newbury in 1723, and the River Avon to Bath in 1727 ...
Kennet And Avon Canal - Devizes To Newbury
... to Newbury Legend to Devizes 114 A345 Pewsey Bridge 51 Wootton Rivers Bottom Lock 52 Heathy Close Lock 53 Brimslade Lock 54 Wootton Top Lock Summit pound 104 A346 Burbage Wharf Bridge Summit ... The four locks at Wootton Rivers mark the end of the climb from the Avon ... to enhance the supply to this pound using the springs and the River Dun ...
North Wessex Downs - Topography
... end facing east, surrounding the town of Newbury and the River Kennet watershed ... Downs AONB faces across the Goring Gap to the Chilterns AONB on the other side of the River Thames ... Horse and a gentler dip slope facing south into the valley of the Kennet ...

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