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THE KENNET

 Thank you for yesterday's comments..

 

 

The Kennet is a river in the south of England, and a tributary of the River Thames. The lower reaches of the river are navigable to river craft and are known as the Kennet Navigation. This, together with the Avon Navigation, the Kennet and Avon Canal and the Thames, links the cities of Bristol and London. The former local government district of Kennet in Wiltshire was named after it.

The River Kennet from near its sources west of Marlborough in Wiltshire down to Woolhampton in Berkshire is a 111.1-hectare (275-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This is primarily because it has an extensive range of rare plants and animals that are unique to chalk watercourses

THE KENNET

 Thank you for yesterday's comments..

 

 

The Kennet is a river in the south of England, and a tributary of the River Thames. The lower reaches of the river are navigable to river craft and are known as the Kennet Navigation. This, together with the Avon Navigation, the Kennet and Avon Canal and the Thames, links the cities of Bristol and London. The former local government district of Kennet in Wiltshire was named after it.

The River Kennet from near its sources west of Marlborough in Wiltshire down to Woolhampton in Berkshire is a 111.1-hectare (275-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This is primarily because it has an extensive range of rare plants and animals that are unique to chalk watercourses

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Jan 2020, 01:36
Love this image, Chris.

There is a Kennet River in Australia, it runs into the ocean at a place along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Also a most pleasant place.
Chris: Here we see the Kennet running through Marlborough Ray. I bet there's one of those in Australia too..
Un peu triste avec tous ces arbres dénudés.
Chris: Just wait until springtime Martine!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Jan 2020, 07:20
A lovely riverscape! It seems to be very wet in England.
Chris: It rained for many months Philine but it is dryer now
Good job it isn't on the route of HS2 then or they would just rip through it
Chris: What a thought..
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jan 2020, 07:31
The rivers you mention formed a vital transport link between the two cities before the railways.

We are fortunate that in Hampshire that we had two chalk streams, the Itchen and the Test.
Chris: This one is subject to water extraction,often meaning the upper reaches run dry in summer. I hope your Hampshire rivers do not suffer thus
Très bel environnement !
Chris: I am obliged to you Claudine
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 25 Jan 2020, 08:22
Landscapes sitting on chalk geology are amazingly aesthetic.
Chris: We have agreement on this issue
so many creeks, streams, canals and rivers in the UK.

During my visits I have seen many of them.
Chris: And they are all flowing bountifully in January 2020
i like how the twigs and the bare branches dominate the image, Chris.
Chris: Thank you kindly Ayush
Nice that there is still autumn colour on the trees.
Chris: Thank you Mary
This is a lovely little bit of England, it looks as if the river has overflowed its bank into the field behind.
Chris: It was very full at the time
so you have had a lot of rain in recent weeks to months?
Chris: Since last October we have

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