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We're Good to GoSelect any one of the trips below to see more details and the availability of places on the trips. The Barbara McLellan is moored at Bradford Wharf, adjacent to the Canal Trust Café – see a map of the location here.

The nearest car park is at the end of Baileys Barn,Bradford on Avon, BA15 1BX.

We have a full licensed bar on board (including wine, prosecco, craft beer, cider, Pimms and Gin & Tonic, and a selection of soft drinks) and serve tea and coffee (including decaffeinated), latte, cappuccino, hot chocolate and a selection of herbal infusions.

On most trips we offer delicious homemade cakes and slices (@ £3 per large slice) – a favourite for many passengers!

Regular Trips to Avoncliff, Hilperton, Widbrook or Meadow’s Bridge

Sorry! We will not be operating any of the following trips for the rest of 2020.

Avoncliff Aqueduct Cream Tea

VE Day Celebration Full Afternoon Tea

Two Aqueducts Canal Heritage with Ploughman’s Lunch

Father’s Day Ploughman’s Lunch

Fish and Chips for Supper!

Full Afternoon Tea

Canal Heritage – Bath Day Trip

Mother’s Day Cream Tea


We have several shorter trips that are especially suitable for younger children (for whom a 2½ hour trip may be too long) .  These include the following and public trips to Widbrook, all of which typically last up to 90 minutes.

Sorry but these three trips are not available for 2020.

I Spy (with my little eye!)


Pirates Ahoy!

We currently plan to operate the following trips.

Santa Trips

Meadows Bridge



Click here to view all trips scheduled for the next 30 days.

Please note that we do not permit passengers to bring their own alcohol on board, unless you have chartered the whole boat for a private trip, in which case wine may be brought on board on payment of an £8 per bottle corkage charge.

Trip Booking

Book places by:
  • By using our online booking process (Not available for Santa Trips)
  • The Devizes office is closed, if you wish to make a trip enquiry please email and include a contact phone number
  • 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?
  • Trips Calendar

    The table shows you all the Barbara McLellan trips available 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 Days Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

    Trip Details

    Day of the Week Date Start Time End Time Description Places Available Trip Status
    Sunday09 Aug 202014:0016:30HilpertonCancelled
    Tuesday11 Aug 202011:0012:00Pirates Ahoy!Cancelled
    Wednesday12 Aug 202011:3013:00Picnic in a Bag on a BoatCancelled
    Wednesday12 Aug 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Saturday15 Aug 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Sunday16 Aug 202014:0015:30Widbrook Short TripMore than 10Book Now
    Tuesday18 Aug 202014:0015:00Pirates Ahoy!Cancelled
    Wednesday19 Aug 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Thursday20 Aug 202010:0011:30I Spy...Cancelled
    Saturday22 Aug 202014:0016:30AvoncliffCancelled
    Sunday23 Aug 202014:0016:30HilpertonMore than 10Book Now
    Tuesday25 Aug 202011:0012:00Pirates Ahoy!Cancelled
    Wednesday26 Aug 202011:3013:00Picnic in a Bag on a BoatCancelled
    Wednesday26 Aug 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Saturday29 Aug 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Sunday30 Aug 202014:0015:30Widbrook Short TripMore than 10Book Now
    Monday31 Aug 202015:0017:30Bank Holiday Cream TeaCancelled
    Tuesday01 Sep 202010:3015:30Canal Heritage: Two AqueductsCancelled
    Wednesday02 Sep 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Friday04 Sep 202019:0020:15Fish and ChipsCancelled
    Saturday05 Sep 202014:0016:30AvoncliffMore than 10Book Now
    Sunday06 Sep 202014:0016:30HilpertonMore than 10Book Now
    Tuesday08 Sep 202015:0017:30Avoncliff Aqueduct Cream TeaCancelled

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