The most northerly point where public access enables you to view the latent Kennet is from the A4361 at Gadbourne Bridge, south of Swindon and NNE of the village of Uffcott at SU 122 782, but, unless you like looking at ditches and small culverts, it's not the most exciting spot.
The water in this image at Gadbourne Bridge is just a residual puddle, as the winterbourne below this point was dry down to and beyond Uffcott in late October 2009.
Flowing to the east of Uffcott, the Kennet stream stores itself as a pond at the bottom of the village (SU 124 774), which, when sufficiently charged, escapes over a stone slab and travels south. Another pond at The Weir (Su 113 769), just to the West of Broad Hinton village, acts as a similar small seasonally releasing reservoir, and the two channels meet where they are crossed by the White Horse Trail at SU 115 761.
The pond at Uffcott...
and the pond at The Weir.
Still appearing to be somewhat of a small agricultural ditch, and clearly having been alligned as such over the years, this winterborne flows under the minor road between Broad Hinton and Hackpen Hill, and the A3461, before passing through the eastern edge of Winterbourne Bassett. Taking the road into the village from A3461 the Kennet can be viewed from the bridge at SU 102 749, just before the White Horse Inn.
Upstream from the Bridge at Winterboune Bassett in January 2010.
Downstream from the bridge at Winterbourne Bassett in October 2009,...
...and in January 2010.
At the western edge of Winterbourne Bassett another small stream rises and flows south to join the main channel below the village near the site of the medieval village of Richardson. A public footpath crosses the stream at the back of Rabson Manor (at SU 097 745), but after this the next view of the Kennet is at the hamlet of Berwick Bassett. From the road bridge at SU 099 733 the cyclical nature of a winterbourne can be clearly seen.
Downstream from the bridge at Winterbourne Bassett in late October 2009,...
...in mid-December 2009,...
...and in mid-January 2010.
The water levels occasionally get much higher and when talking to a resident in January 2010 he expressed some interest in whether water levels were "backing up".