Crofton Beam Engine
29 June 2014
WFTRs visit to Crofton Beam Engines combined with a visit to the Caen Hill Flight of Locks
At Crofton Pumping Station
Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW
Crofton Beam Engines were built 200 years ago to supply water to the highest point of the Kennet & Avon canal. They are the oldest working steam engines in the world still performing the job they were built to do.
Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW
The Caen Hill Fight of Locks have 29 locks and have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles on the Kennet and Avon Canal between Rowde and Devizes in Wiltshire.
Meet at 9am at Pine Ridge Golf Centre
9.30am at the Phoenix pub, Hartley Wintney
Please let us know which start point you will be at.
We will arrive at Crofton approx 11am. The visit is self guided. Standard entry is £8, however reduction in price for group entry of £6.50 may be available depending on numbers.
Lunch can be purchased at Crofton at a very reasonable cost OR you can take a picnic (up to individuals)
We will leave Crofton at approx 2pm for a drive to the Caen Hill flight of locks. Here it is planned to park the cars and walk up hill (1.5 miles) alongside the locks to a tea shop for refreshments then back home again. Car park is £1 for 4 hours pay in the cafe.