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Regular Trips

We 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 Sundats, 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).

On some Sundays we run 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

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:

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?
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