“Learners we can all be proud of.”

The Kennet and Avon Canal in pictures
by Mark C Baker

Published April, 2018

Available from  Amazon, including Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com,
Amazon.ca, Amazon.com.au and other retail outlets.

A sumptuous collection of original photographs, "The Kennet and Avon Canal in pictures" makes an excellent souvenir of this quintessentially British canal. It starts by setting the canal's context, including a brief history, followed by a pictorial tour, from west to east, including all the key landmarks. A selection of picturesque winter images follows with the final section showing the wide ranging flora and fauna that can be experienced along the canal.

Canal features include Bristol’s “Floating harbour”, Sydney Gardens in Bath, Dundas and Avoncliff aqueducts, Claverton and Crofton pumping stations, numerous bridges and the majestic Caen Hill Flight. There is a wide range of flora and fauna, from Europe’s smallest bird to large birds of prey. Kingfishers, water voles and deer all feature.

8.5 x 11”, 136 full colour pages, over 320 photographs.

Available worldwide: As well as Amazon, this book is available to order from a range of bookshops and online retailers. Independent booksellers can order copies from a number of distributors, such as Ingram, NACSCORP, Baker & Taylor and CreateSpace Direct.

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“Looking through it, your enthusiasm and passion for our canals truly shines through in all of the wonderful pictures…”  Richard Parry, Chief Executive, Canal and River Trust

Video 1 Overview

Video 2
Invertebrates and other macro subjects

 Video 3
WW2 - The K&A as part of Britain’s last line of defence

Video 4
The eastern end of the K&A

Video 5
Towpath Taskforce volunteers

Video 6
Feeding ducks and swans

All Kennet and Avon Canal videos

Video 7
Water birds

Video 8
Happy thoughts