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Regular Trips

We're Good to GoWe run Regular Trips on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Easter to the end of November. Depending on the day, trips depart at 10 am and/or 2 pm.

Every Wednesday, selected Saturday and selected Sundays, experience travelling through the Bradford Lock and cruise to the historic Grade II listed Avoncliff Aqueduct.

On selected Sundays we run an afternoon trip either through tree-lined woodland to Hilperton (lasting 2½ hours) or a shorter trip, lasting c.90 minutes, either past Bradford Marina and Widbrook Wood to the Widbrook winding hole, or down the Bradford Lock, past the Tithe Barn, to the Meadows Bridge “winding hole” where the boat will turn. These shorter trips are specially suitable for younger children.

We also run a number of mid-week shorter canal trips to Meadow’s Bridge.

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.

AVONCLIFF: Adult £9.00, Child (4-15) £6.00.
HILPERTON: Adult £9.00, Child (4-15) £6.00.
WIDBROOK: Adult £6.00, Child (4-15) £4.00.
MEADOW’S BRIDGE: Adult £6.00, Child (4-15) £4.00.

All children under 4 travel free of charge on the above “Regular Trips”.

Book your places in advance on our tickets website.

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

The nearest car park is Baileys Barn (just 100 metres away from the boat).

Covid Security

We confirm we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19

  • We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with our crew.
  • We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the boat
  • Where people cannot keep 2m apart we have ensured at least a 1m distance and taken all the mitigating actions possible to manage transmission risk

We ask that you comply with any restrictions on board and trust that our safety measures do not inconvenience you too much. We ask that you wear a face covering when moving about inside the boat and that you use the hand gel provided on boarding and after using the toilet. You will be allocated an area for your group to sit. The outside bow area will not be available for passengers. All bar payments must be paid by card – preferably contactless. Only one person will be allowed at the bar at any one time.

All passengers must be able to board and exit the boat via steps unaided by the crew – the lift will not be in operation.

The crew may impose additional restrictions on the day if necessary. We apologise for the inconvenience and hope you understand what we trying to achieve.

You can book any of our trips on our dedicated bookings site at tickets.katrust.org.uk/

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