How to get there - Honeystreet is about 10 miles east of Devizes. Use the start map to provide the detail from whichever direction you are coming.
For those with SatNav the postcode is SN9 5PS.
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Suggested Launch Site - Launch from the canal bank next to the Barge Inn which is on the south bank of the canal west of Honeystreet bridge. We had camped here overnight having paddled from Devizes the previous day but its unlikely the pub landlord will object if you are going to be a customer at the end of the day. It's always good policy to ask.
If you are ending your trip at Wooton Rivers (see end map) there is good parking just a few yards north of the canal bridge with space to bring the car right to the towpath gate for loading up. For those with SatNav a nearby postcode is SN8 4NQ.
Description - This is a lovely rural canal through the chalk downlands of north Wiltshire. There are fine views of the white horse on the hill to the north.
The canal will pass through Pewsey Wharf where the French Horn (just a few yards north of the canal) has an excellent selection of food and real ale. The pub got it's name from the horn used to signal to the French Prisoners of War (Napoleonic War) that were being used as labourers during the construction of the canal.
The trip is completely lock and portage free.
Day 1 of this 2 day trip (from Devizes to Honeystreet) can be found here.
Comments on this trip
Keith Day 17 Aug 2011
Since 2010 the Barge Inn has become a successful community project. Their website says
"Whilst the Barge Inn has always been a quirky, much loved canalside pub, it is now also a unique collaboration between the pub's owners, Honeystreet Ales and their social enterprise tenants, The Barge Inn Community Project. If successful, it could inspire other communities to take an active role in the running of their local pub. We hope you will visit us soon."