Hook & Tackle Public House
This year The Whitley Pump has organised three walks as part of the annual Heritage Open Days weekend.
Naturalist Adrian Lawson and Wang Hua, an English teacher visiting from China.
We met local naturalist Adrian Lawson at 6 am on a mild cloudy morning at Southcote Junction. Adrian had kindly offered a show and tell of the birds and wildlife that we could see or hear at Coley meadows near the Kennet, as well as at the wonderful Fobney Island nature reserve.
The Kennet at Blake’s Lock
This year’s Water Fest on 11 June features an exhibition of images of the Kennet & Avon canal in Reading by photographer and historian Chris Forsey of the Reading Chronicle.
Canoeists taking part in the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race have been passing through Reading on the Kennet and Avon Canal all day today, 26 March 2016.
Kennet Towpath, just under Pell Street Bridge, February 2014
Between a quarter and a half of Katesgrove, as well as parts of Redlands and the Whiteknights university campus, are susceptible to groundwater flooding according to Reading Borough Council (RBC) statistics. The UK Environment Agency (EA) has identified areas at risk near the Kennet such as Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Road, Katesgrove Lane, Mill Lane and Queens Road .