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The River Avon

Canal boat holidays on the River Avon

Boating on the River Avon offers a serene experience, winding through some of England’s most beautiful countryside, picturesque villages and historic towns.

The River Avon has been used for navigation since ancient times.

Today the River Avon Navigation runs from Alveston Weir above Stratford-upon-Avon, for 47.2 miles to Tewkesbury where it joins the River Severn.  It winds its way through the Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire countryside, passing through Welford-on-Avon, Bidford-on-Avon, Evesham, Flabury, Wyre Piddle, Pershore, Bredon and Tewkesbury.

The River Avon is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including birds, fish, and mammals. Birdwatchers delight in spotting kingfishers, swans, herons, and other water birds along the riverbanks. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of otters playing in the water or fish jumping upstream.

Along the River Avon, you’ll find charming riverside pubs and restaurants where you can stop for a meal or a drink. Often with riverside gardens, they offer stunning views of the river, making them the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day on the water.

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