Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth)

The bridge in the photo is called the Horseshoe Bridge and is now a listed monument. It's original function was to allow the passage of canal horses over Kennetmouth to rejoin the Thames towpath. The pretty River Kennet, springs out of the chalk at Swallowhead Spring, part of the World Heritage site at Avebury, and in sight of Silbury Hill and West Kennet Longbarrow. It is thought that the junction of the two rivers - the Kennet was once the bigger river -was a sacred spot where offerings were made to the river deities. An ancient wharf was located by the Kennet and Thames, perhaps from Roman times; it commenced near the Jolly Anglers pub and traversed the area to reach the Dreadnought Inn behind which was found an Anglo-Saxon Cemetry in the early 20th century. The area is an important junction of wildlife corridors and has a wide variety of wildlife including otters. Herons are frequently seen here, fishing from the banks. Dean's Farm on the opposite bank of the Thames may have been the site of the home of the foritfied manor house of William Marshall, once Regent of England, who may have been the model for Sir Lancelot and is buried in the Temple Church in London. Currently under threat from developers for the third time local residents are involved in action to stop the urbanisation of Kennet mouth because it will destroy the beauty and peacefullness of the Two Rivers.

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Junction of River Thames with the River Kennet at Reading
Thames Path, Reading, South Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
 
Thames - Kennet Junction (Kennet Mouth) is a major waterways place at the junction of the River Thames (below Oxford) with the River Thames (River Kennet).
 
Reading Bridge is on the River Thames (below Oxford), 7¾ furlongs and 1 lock to the west. Wargrave is on the River Thames (below Oxford), 5 miles and 1½ furlongs and 2 locks to the northeast. Eastern End of Reading Jail Loop is on the River Thames (River Kennet), 3 furlongs and 1 lock to the southwest.
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Reading Bridge is Heron Island; 4½ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Wargrave is Thames & Kennet Marina; 1 furlong away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Eastern End of Reading Jail Loop is Horseshoe Railway Bridge; ¼ furlongs away.

Mooring here is ok (a perfectly adequate mooring) .

You can wind here.

 
Kennet Mouth
Copyright: steve ryan-bell
Taken: 15 September 2001
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River Kennet - Wikipedia
The Kennet is a river in the south of England, and a tributary of the River Thames. The lower ... Kennet Mouth with bridge of the Great Western Railway by Brunel, Reading Kennet is navigable from the junction with the Thames at Kennet Mouth near ... Going upstream, the first mile of the river, from Kennet Mouth to the High ...
The Kennet Mouth Bridge – Calming Troubled Waters – Reading-on ...
Jul 10, 2017 ... That's where the Kennet mouth proposal comes into its own. ... In addition to Thames Valley Park commuters, the link will benefit bus services .... away from the East end / Cemetery Junction area as just removing a few buses ...
Kennet and Avon Canal - Wikipedia
The Kennet and Avon Canal is a waterway in southern England with an overall length of 87 .... Canal Company bought the Kennet Navigation, which stretched from Newbury to the junction with the Thames at Kennet Mouth, near Reading.
Waterway Gazetteer for River Thames (below Oxford) – CanalPlanAC
It has junctions with the River Thames (River Kennet) at Thames - Kennet Junction ... Junction of the River Thames and the new mouth of Cherwell ( correctly ...
Kennet Navigation from Reading to Newbury :: Geograph Britain ...
Junction with River Thames. 2008. SU7373 : Kennet mouth by Graham Horn. This is the point where the Kennet joins the Thames. Go under horseshoe bridge,  ...
Questions
Sep 13, 2017 ... through Cemetery Junction be able to use them when they bypass East Reading via a flyover .... Thames Valley Path west of Kennet Mouth.
Free Fishing - Visit Thames
through Kings Meadow down to the junction of the Kennet and Avon Canal at Kennet mouth. No fishing from mooring platform at Tesco or from lock area.
Newtown campaigners object to park-and-ride close to Kennet Mouth
Apr 15, 2015 ... Newtown resident Brenda McGonigle said: “Kennet Mouth is one of the few ... “ The Thamesside park and ride is the thin end of the wedge.
Kennet & Avon Canal DVDs – Waterway Routes
May 5, 2017 ... Starting at Kennet Mouth, the junction with the River Thames, we'll cruise through Reading as we climb through the valley of the River Kennet.
Reading Town, River and Canal
A 3 mile loop around Reading and its two rivers the Thames and Kennet. ... You will then come to Kennet Mouth with a waymark pointing along the Kennet Canal indicating the ... At the T-junction turn left towards the centre of Reading.
Information retrieved Friday 17 November 2017 at 20:54

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Nearest water point

County Lock No 106 — 1 mile, 1½ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to County Lock No 106
Shiplake Lock — 4 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Winding Hole below Tyle Mill Lock — 8 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Winding Hole below Tyle Mill Lock
BW Services below Tyle Mill Lock — 8 miles, 2 furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to BW Services below Tyle Mill Lock
Aldermaston Lock No 95 — 10 miles, 4½ furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Aldermaston Lock No 95
Cleeve Lock — 12 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Osney Bridge
Hurley Lock — 14 miles, 4 furlongs and 4 locks away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Ham Manor Marina — 18 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 20 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Ham Manor Marina

Nearest rubbish disposal

Sonning Lock — 1 mile, 6½ furlongs away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Shiplake Lock — 4 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Mapledurham Lock — 5 miles, 2½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Osney Bridge
Marsh Lock — 7 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Winding Hole below Tyle Mill Lock — 8 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Winding Hole below Tyle Mill Lock
BW Services below Tyle Mill Lock — 8 miles, 2 furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to BW Services below Tyle Mill Lock
Aldermaston Lock No 95 — 10 miles, 4½ furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Aldermaston Lock No 95
Hambleden Lock — 10 miles, 7 furlongs and 3 locks away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Goring Lock — 11 miles, 4 furlongs and 3 locks away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Osney Bridge
Hurley Lock — 14 miles, 4 furlongs and 4 locks away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Marlow Lock — 16 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Ham Manor Marina — 18 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 20 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Ham Manor Marina

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Shiplake Lock — 4 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Mapledurham Lock — 5 miles, 2½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Osney Bridge
Aldermaston Lock No 95 — 10 miles, 4½ furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Aldermaston Lock No 95
Hurley Lock — 14 miles, 4 furlongs and 4 locks away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Ham Manor Marina — 18 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 20 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Ham Manor Marina

Nearest place to turn

Blakes Lock Weir Exit — 1½ furlongs away
On the River Thames (River Kennet) in the direction of High Bridge Reading
Eastern End of Reading Jail Loop — 3 furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Thames (River Kennet) in the direction of High Bridge Reading
Western End of Reading Jail Loop — 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Thames (River Kennet) in the direction of High Bridge Reading
Caversham Lock Weir Exit — 6 furlongs away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Osney Bridge
Winding Hole above County Lock — 1 mile, 1¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Winding Hole above County Lock
Fry's Island Entrance — 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Osney Bridge
Sonning Lock Weir Entrance — 1 mile, 5½ furlongs away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Sonning Lock Weir Exit — 2 miles, 1 furlong and 1 lock away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Fobney Lock Weir Exit — 2 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Fobney Lock Weir Exit
Winding Hole above Fobney Lock — 2 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Winding Hole above Fobney Lock
Fobney Lock Weir Entrance — 3 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Fobney Lock Weir Entrance
Southcote Lock Weir Exit — 3 miles, 4 furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Southcote Lock Weir Exit
Winding Hole below Southcote Lock — 3 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Winding Hole below Southcote Lock
Burghfield Island Entrance No 1 — 4 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Burghfield Island Entrance No 1
Burghfield Island Entrance No 2 — 4 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Burghfield Island Entrance No 2
Burghfield Lock Weir Exit — 4 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Burghfield Lock Weir Exit
Burghfield Mill Winding Hole — 5 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to High Bridge Reading, then on the River Kennet to Burghfield Mill Winding Hole
Mapledurham Lock Weir Exit — 5 miles, 2 furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Osney Bridge
Thames - Hennerton Backwater Entrance No 1 — 5 miles, 2 furlongs and 2 locks away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit
Thames - Hennerton Backwater Entrance No 2 — 5 miles, 3½ furlongs and 2 locks away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Teddington Lock Weir Exit

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Mapledurham Lock — 5 miles, 2½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On the River Thames (below Oxford) in the direction of Osney Bridge

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