Boating and the Avon
The River Avon is used throughout the year for a rich variety of activities. It is a lively scene where people of all ages can enjoy the various boating and strolling activities.
The river meets the canal basin at the Bancroft Gardens. Many simply sit by the side of the river watching all the activities.
During the summer a frantic river race takes place, where craft's of all types partcipate to 'struggle' down the river on rafts, canoes, home-made boats, all supported by the local clubs and individuals in aid of local charities.