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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Caen Hill Flight

The Caen Hill Flight (see below) is a series of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal near Devizes in Wiltshire. The locks were completed in 1810 and were the final element of the canal link between Bristol and London. The large number of locks was necessitated by a drop in elevation of 72 metres over about 4 km from the Vale of Pewsey as it plunges into the Avon Valley. The locks take 5–6 hours to travel by boat.

Caen Hill Flight
Visitors to the Caen Hill Flight can wander along the towpaths and view the many narrowboats (see below) which ply the canal.

Caen Hill Flight

The Caen Hill Flight is located near Avoncliff in Wiltshire. Visitors to the Caen Hill Flight may also want to visit the nearby Wiltshire Heritage Museum, St John the Baptist Parish Church in Devizes or view Devizes Castle.

Caen Hill Flight Map

© 2011 John Westby


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