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Marlborough and the Kennet Horse Drawn Barge on Tuesday 29th May

Organiser : Dave Smith 01243 376019 com7@shrets.co.uk Club mobile (on the day only) 07810 494624

Coach leaves North Harbour at 9.30am and return at 17.15hrs

Cost £21 p.p

Closing date: Closed

Marlborough and the Kennet Horse Drawn Barge

Enjoy a leisurely few hours in the historic Wiltshire market town of Marlborough. Probably best known for its High Street, one of the widest in England and lined on both sides with characterful old buildings housing an array of quality shops. Take the opportunity to have a snack or lunch before we continue to Kintbury, Berkshire, where we join the Kennet Boat Company horse-drawn barge for a leisurely afternoon cruise on the Avon and Kennet Canal
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The Queen reopened the Kennet and Avon Canal in 1990, after it had been extensively cleared and refurbished by dedicated waterway enthusiasts and local volunteers. It runs through what is often spectacular scenery for 87 miles between the Thames at Reading and the Avon at Bristol. The canal section is 57 miles long and was constructed between 1794 and 1810 to link the Avon and Kennet rivers. During our cruise on a classic barge, we will be served a light afternoon tea.

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