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Bath on the K&A
You approach Bath via Claverton past Bathampton and Bathford north and south of the K&A. The run into Bath and out by the Royal Victoria gardens marked by the  Midlands Rd Bridge no 202 is about 6 miles, there are 6 locks and if youa re just passing through would take about 3 hours. It would be a great shame to miss Bath however with just a simple cruise through.The city of Bath was made a world heritage sight in 1987 by any standards its a beautiful spa town nestling in a unspoilt corner of England. Packed with things to see do and simply take in the visual feast of countryside and architecture at it’s distinctive and very British best. YOU have just got to take a day or two here if you can!

Bath is steeped in history, architecture, art and culture with well documented and surviving connections with the Roman occupation but stretching back much further into iron and Bronze Age history as well. The famous Royal Crescent has to be seen if you can, you boat is a flaoting hotel from which you can explore all the sights.

The Avon is navigable got  short distance at tail of Widecombe (Bath Bottom) Lock and is worth a detour you can be lucky and get a mooring within sight of Pultenay Bridge which is the perfect location. Other moorings within the city can be found on Churchill Rd Bridge (198)

So much to add about Bath so checkout our posts and articles and pinpoints on the map for all the details.
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On the run in to Bath don’t miss Claverton Pumping Station and possibly Claverton Manor’s unique American Museum.


Bath is at the bottom of the Avon Valley, and near the southern edge of the Cotswolds a range of limestone hills designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. 

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