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A gentle canal paddle. January 2018

The first touring paddle of the year took place on the Kennet and Avon canal on 14th January 2018. It was a genteel affaire from the café and toilets at Dundas Aqueduct to a second café with toilets at Bradford on Avon, before returning to Dundas. In an emergency, there is even a pub’ with toilets half way between the two cafes.

This trip is always a safe bet in mid-winter because there is no fear of high water levels affecting things on a river, it is still water, and well wooded and so sheltered from the wind and it is easy on the physical side after all that Christmas over indulgence. At 9 miles, it’s also possible to do in a short boat if you want to.

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