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The Barbara McLellan trip boat is based at the wharf in Bradford on Avon, just above the lock. The boat can take 40 passengers seated at tables and has an open bow area where passengers can sit out and enjoy the weather and the views.

There is a licensed bar on board, selling tea, coffee, soft drinks and a wide range of alcoholic drinks plus a small range of bar snacks. On public trips we offer delicious homemade cakes and slices – a favourite for many passengers!

We can take a limited number of wheelchairs on board and any passengers with mobility difficulties can use the powered lift to board and leave the boat.

There are toilets on board. We regret that they are not disabled-friendly, but there are disabled toilet facilities beside the boat on the wharf.

We aim to depart on time, so please arrive 20 minutes before the time shown ready for boarding. Canal traffic and particularly lock traffic is unpredictable so durations and return times are approximate. Dogs can only be carried on the Regular trips and provided that no other passengers object. In this case a refund will be offered.

For Charter enquiries please call our office on 01380 721279, email

The Barbara McLellan is operated by volunteers for the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust operates three other Trip Boats together with the Bruce Branch boats.

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