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Public Trips

We run Public Trips on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of November. Depending on the day, trips depart at 10 am and/or 2 pm.

On Saturdays, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays, experience travelling through the lock and cruise to the Avoncliff Aqueduct.

Depending on the date, on Sundays we run an afternoon trip either through tree-lined woodland to Hilperton (lasting 2½ hours), or a shorter trip to Widbrook “winding hole” where the boat will turn (lasting 75-90 minutes, and especially suitable for younger children).  We also run some morning trips to the Avoncliff Aqueduct – on which homemade cake/slices will be offered!

These Barbara McLellan boat trips have been featured by Visit Wiltshire as one of their Top 15 “Things To Do”.  Click here for more details.

Adult £9.00, Child (4-15) £6.00. All children under 4 travel free of charge

Book your places in advance by calling the office on 01380 721279 up to the day before – pay by card. On the day only, tickets available for cash sale at the Canal Trust Cafe on a first come, first served basis. Why not have lunch at the cafe while you are there?

Boarding starts 20 minutes before departure. See a map of the location here.

The nearest car park is Baileys Barn and the parking charges (from 1 April 2017) are:

  • Up to 4 hours – £1.50
  • Up to 8 hours – £4.50

Trip Booking

Book places by:
  • By using our online booking process (Not available for Santa Trips)
  • Phoning the Office on 01380 721279
  • Calling at the Canal Trust Café, Bradford on Avon on the day of the trip (for non-catered trips only). Why not have lunch there as well?
  • Trip Departure Time

    The table shows you all the Barbara McLellan trips available to the public in the next 30 days. You can view trips for a particular month by selecting the month. Please select the trip description to get details of the trip and the passenger fare.

    Next 30 DaysMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

    Trip Details

    Day of the Week Date Start Time End Time Description Places Available Trip Status
    Saturday03 Oct 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Sunday04 Oct 202014:0016:30HilpertonMore than 10Book Now
    Wednesday07 Oct 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Saturday10 Oct 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Sunday11 Oct 202010:0012:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Sunday11 Oct 202014:0015:15Widbrook Short TripMore than 10Book Now
    Tuesday13 Oct 202010:0011:30Meadows Bridge Short TripMore than 10Book Now
    Wednesday14 Oct 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Saturday17 Oct 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Sunday18 Oct 202014:0016:30HilpertonMore than 10Book Now
    Wednesday21 Oct 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Saturday24 Oct 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Sunday25 Oct 202010:0012:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Sunday25 Oct 202014:0015:15Widbrook Short TripMore than 10Book Now
    Wednesday28 Oct 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Saturday31 Oct 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now

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