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Seend and Semington on the K&A
Seend and Semington is a stretch of about 8 miles through 7 locks and you should allow at least 4 hours.

Seend is surrounded by lush and green landscape a flight of 5 locks runs from the Top Lock 21 after Sells green onto Lock 17. This is a distance along this stretch after Foxhangers of 4 miles as far as Newtown Farm in line Bridge 158 Newtown Swing Bridge which also starts the run past Semington over the Aqueduct. Popular overnight moorings are between bridges 149 and 152 Scotts Wharf and Upper Seend Lock respectively. It is beautiful countryside and plenty of paths to take a stroll and exercise.

Seend and Semington along the canal are outlying reaches south of Melksham which was originally a Royal Hunting Forrest. 

The Barge Inn (c 1805) below the middle lock of the flight is one of the most poular on the K&A on Seend wharf itself. Nearby you can also sample a pint at the Brewery inn, or the Three Magpies a little earlier at Sells Green.
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In the 19th Century ironstone was discovered south of the barge and an unlikely site for blast furnaces and tramway connections was built. The elaborate house of the iron master is still visible on the hillside from the canal.

As the sun sets you can often here the bell-ringers of Seend in the background.
Martingsdale Bridge 148 marks the site of Wraggs Wharf from which a single family ran a pair of working boats for many years running coal to and from Dunkerton Colliery on the Sommerset Coal Canal.

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