Dun Aqueduct to Crofton on The Kennet and Avon Canal.

From the small Dun Aqueduct walking along the canal towpath via Little Bedwyn to reach Crofton Locks and Pumping Station.

The towpath along this stretch is often just a narrow grass and dirt surface - often lined with quite dense although low undergrowth, the surface can get very muddy and thus slippery after or during wet weather.
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Dun Aqueduct 2, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Dun Aqueduct
Picketfield railway bridge 89, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Picketfield railway bridge
Picketfield Lock 71, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Picketfield Lock
Unusual circular Weir on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
unusual shaped weir
Froxfield Bridge 90, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Froxfield Bridge
Froxfield Bottomlock 70, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Froxfield Bottomlock
Froxfield Middlelock 69, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Froxfield Middle Lock
Oakhill Down Bridge 91, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Oakhill Down Bridge
Oakhill Down Lock 68, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Oakhill Down Lock
Fore Bridge 92, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Fore Bridge
Little Bedwyn Lock 67, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Little Bedwyn Lock
Little Bedwyn Bridge 94, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Little Bedwyn Bridge
Potters Lock 66, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Potters Lock
Burnt Mill lock gates, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Burnt Mill Lockgates
Burnt Mill Lock 65, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Burnt Mill Lock
Bedwyn Wharf Bridge 95, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Bedwyn Wharf Bridge
Bedwyn Church Lock 64, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Bedwyn Church Lock
Mill bridge 97, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Mill Bridge 97
Beech Grove Bridge 98, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Beech Grove Bridge
Beech Grove Lock 63, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Beech Grove Lock
Newbridge 99, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Newbridge
Newbridge on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Newbridge 99
Lockgates at Kennet and Avon Lock 62
Lock 62 lockgates
Crofton Crossing Bridge 100, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Crofton Crossing Bridge

Crofton Pumping Station and it's Cornish Beam Engines - Kennet and Avon Canal.

Crofton Pump Station was constructed between 1807 and 1809 and houses several Cornish beam engines which are still in full working condition and are steamed during the summer on several weekends each year. The pump station's chimney is visible from some miles away and has been restored to it's original height of 82 feet it's used to provide draught for the boiler. From the towpath access to the pump station means crossing over the lockgates at lock 60 (the nearest bridges are at either lock 58 or lock 61 and a bit of a walk away) and then going under the railway lines via a low concrete tunnel before walking up steps to the buildings. There are facilities at the pumping staton available such as toilets and you can also buy tea, coffee or food there too. The website which may be of interest to check steaming times and as well as actual opening hours and so on is at Crofton Beam Engines
Crofton Bottomlock 61, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Bottom lock Crofton
Crofton beam engine Crofton Pumping Station near the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Crofton
Crofton Pumping station, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Crofton Pumping station
Lock 60, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Kennet and Avon Lock60
Lock gates at Lock 59, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Lockgates Lock59
Free Warren Bridge 101, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Free Warren Bridge
Sam Farmer Lock 58, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Sam Farmer Lock
Adopters Lock 57, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Adopters Lock
Lock 56, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Lock 56
Wolfhall Feilds Bridge 102, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Wolfhall Feilds bridge
Crofton Top Lock 55, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Crofton Top Lock
Wolfhall Bridge 103, Kennet and Avon Canal.
Wolfhall Bridge
Just near to Crofton Top Lock are the remains of what must have been an excellent example of a Great Western Railway bricked bridge which once crossed the canal and carried a branch line to Marlborough - most of the side supports remain. It's not difficult to sit by the lock and imagine the views in the old days when Great Western Railway's steam engines hauling carriages or freight wagons rattled and hissed their way across the bridge.
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