The Kennet & Avon is certainly treating us to new experiences. The first being the turf sided locks, there are only 2 surviving out of the original 21. We also went through 2 scalloped locks and 6 electric bridges (5 swing and 1 lift). Our hearts were certainly beating fast getting into Woolhampton lock, the current runs very strong. The lock has to be set ready before opening the electric bridge, as you need a good hard run to get past the flow of the joining river, even then it was a bit hairy.
Sheffield scalloped Lock
Tyle Mill electric swing bridge
The Rowbarge, Woolhampton – circa 1730