The Kennet and Avon Canal - the end section of the Canal in Bristol.

Along The Kennet and Avon Canal into Bristol looking at the Mud Docks, Buildings and so on.

As the Kennet and Avon Canal approaches Bristol - often lined by beautiful woodland - a Great Western railway line also accompanies the canal for a while - it is situated on an embankment on the left and contains several very nicely bricked arched supports. Once the canal reaches Nethan the River Avon goes away to the left via a huge weir whilst the canal continues along a Feeder Arm - passing some nice old warehouses to arrive at Totterdown Lock. The canal winds it's way through Bristol and is very pleasant to walk - some of the old buildings are still around but many have been replaced by waterside apartments and there are also plenty of cafes along the way.
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Kennet and Avon Canal - Hanham Lock 1
Hanham Lock 1
Hanham Lock 1, Kennet and Avon Canal, England.
Hanham Lock 1
Kennet and Avon Canal - GWR embankment
GWR embankment
GWR embankment, Kennet and Avon Canal, England.
embankment
River Avon at Netham, England
River Avon Netham
Nethan Bailey Bridge and Feeder Arm Junction, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Nethan Bailey Bridge + Feeder Arm
Netham Lock, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Netham Lock
Kennet and Avon Canal - Marsh Lane Bridge
Marsh Lane Bridge
Feeder Arm at Bristol, Kennet and Avon Canal, England.
Feeder Arm Bristol
Totterdown Lock site, Kennet and Avon Canal, England.
Totterdown Lock site
River Avon at Bristol
River Avon Bristol
St. Peters Church in Bristol
St Peters Church
Bristol Bridge
Bristol Bridge
Bristol, River Avon warehouses by Bristol Bridge, England
River Avon warehouses
Bristol Mud Docks area, England
Bristol Mud Docks
Princes Street Bridge building
Princes Street building
Cannons Marsh Cut, Bristol, England
Cannons Marsh Cut
Bristol - The River Avon, England
Bristol River Avon
Bristol: The River Avon
Bristol River Avon
SS Great Britain at Bristol, England
SS Great Britain
Hotwells riverside cottages near Bristol
Hotwells cottages Bristol
Canal Entrance Lockgates at Bristol, England
Entrance Lockgates Bristol
Kennet and Avon Canal - Bristol Entrance Lock, England
Entrance Lock Bristol
Brunels original Entrance Lock
Old Entrance Lock

The Kennet and Avon Canal around Bristol - Mud Docks and the end of the canal at Entrance Lock.

Some way along through the City you pass through Bristol Mud Docks - these date back from around 1625 and provided soft mooring for use when the navigation was still tidal. Still further along you can see on the opposite bank the SS Great Britain - this famous iron steam driven passenger ship was built by Brunel in 1843 (small boats will take you for a trip either to the far side of the river or just for a ride around along the river).
From the west side of Bristol you reach Entrance Lock - from here on to Avonmouth the River Avon is tidal therefore in effect the Kennet and Avon Canal ends at this Lock. Clifton Suspension Bridge can be seen in the distance and there is also a really nice walk from here to Pill (which is located a little down the gorge) - please see our Clifton Suspension Bridge, walking to Pill and visiting Portishead Point Lighthouse topic which also includes several pictures of the suspension bridge.
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