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A horse-drawn barge on the Kennet & Avon, Berks. from £11
The gentle intersection of country lane, canal, chalk stream and waterside pub at Kintbury, near Newbury, is sublimely English. And there’s no better way of enjoying it than from the Kennet Horsedrawn Barge Co’s beautiful 17-tonner, being overtaken by the dragonflies.
On this journey the environmental impact is merely the consumption of a few nettles and the passing of a little wind, courtesy of Freddy, the Shire horse. With Freddy ambling amiably along some rope-lengths up ahead, the scenery slides past so smoothly that you might as well be sitting perfectly still while the crew unrolls bucolic wallpaper.
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