Hole 1: The Kennet River

The Kennet is a river in Wiltshire and Berkshire, a tributary of the River Thames.

The Kennet flows through the midst of Reading until it enters the Thames on the reach above Sonning Lock.

For six miles to the west of, and through, Reading, the Kennet supports a secondary channel, known as the Holy Brook, which formerly powered the water mills of Reading Abbey.

The River Kennet is navigable from the junction with the Thames at Kennet Mouth near Reading, upstream to Newbury where it joins the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Find out more about the Kennet & Avon and Reading on the Canal & River Trust website