Pumping station improvements on the K&A


THE Canal & River Trust has been carrying out repair work and maintenance at the Caen Hill pumping station on the Kennet & Avon Canal, writes Kevin Thomas.

It is situated just below Bridge 146 and down from Lock 22 – the Lower Foxhangers Lock. This was due for completion on March 19.

Caen Hill pumping station
The view from Bridge 146 shows the ongoing maintenance work at the Caen Hill back pumping station. PHOTO: KEVIN THOMAS

Foxhangers Narrowboat Hire which has its wharf at the pumphouse, is set to re-open for business on April 12.

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Caen Hill pumping station work
The maintenance team hard at work on the pump station’s inlet filters. PHOTO: KEVIN THOMAS

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