Newbury and West Berkshire have a great array of waterways and parks for you to explore. 

From the Kennet and Avon canal, which runs from the east to west of West Berkshire, to Victoria Park which sits at the heart of Newbury and plays a big part in the town's outdoor activities.


Boat Trips on Jubilee

Newbury Wharf, RG14 5AS

Based at Newbury Wharf, the Jubilee is a traditional style narrowboat open to the fresh air in fine weather, but with full protection for colder days. She can seat up to 30 people and has a fully licensed bar and modern toilet facilities.

Canal & Tipi Experience

Picklepythe Lane, Beenham, Reading, RG7 5NT

Three boats to hire on the Kennet & Avon canal.

Goldwell Park

Northcroft and Goldwell Parks, Northcroft Lane, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1RS

Two attractive adjoining parks in Newbury with a mature landscape of trees, play area and zip slide, BMX facilities, outdoor sports pitches for football and cricket, woodland walk, River Kennet and Kennet Canal links and cycle paths.

Hosehill Lake

Sunnyside, Station Road, Theale

Hosehill Lake is also a local nature reserve. The path around the lake is a mile long and rustic seating and bird viewing areas at frequent intervals give the visitor time to stop and reflect.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Kennet & Avon Waterways, Canal & River Trust, Bath Road, Devizes, SN10 1QR

The Kennet and Avon Canal, which celebrated its bicentenary in 2010, forms an important route from east to west across West Berkshire.

Kennet Horse Boat Company Ltd

1 Holt Road, Kintbury, Hungerford, RG17 9UY

Traditional horse-drawn and motorised canal boats along the Kennet and Avon Canal. Refreshments, coach parking. Suitable for all age groups. Boat Route: Return trips from Kintbury

Reading Marine Company

Aldermaston Wharf, Padworth, RG7 4JS

Aldermaston Wharf is well positioned for cruising the picturesque and peaceful Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Thames.

The Nature Discovery Centre

Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3FU

The Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham is the perfect place for a day out. Whatever you prefer to do- walk, feed the ducks, or let off steam on our adventure playgrounds, there's something for everyone.

The Rose of Hungerford

Canal Walk (off Hungerford highstreet), RG17 0EQ

Join us on a boat trip aboard the "Rose of Hungerford" on the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal . Trips start from Hungerford in the Royal County of Berkshire, you will not be disappointed.

Victoria Park

Newbury, RG14 1EL

Victoria Park is a small public park near to the centre of Newbury, Berkshire, England. Current features of the park include a bandstand, tennis courts, boating lake, bowls club, skatepark, and a statue of Queen Victoria.

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