Church lock at Great Bedwyn has been in need of repair. Due to leaks it has been taking about 45 minutes to get through this lock! The lovely volunteers of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust have been assisting at that lock for the past month. The paddles were broken and needed replacing, as well… Read More


We were beginning to wonder if the rain would ever stop, but this morning Moonshine woke to this; a beautifully calm and sunny morning at Burbage Wharf, looking forward to a peaceful cruise towards a nice spot for lunch! Escaping normal life for just a while aboard a narrowboat. Relax and unwind on an English… Read More


So here we are cruising towards the end of the 2017 boating season and the boats are at Devizes wharf being readied for the next holidaymakers to board. The narrowboats are still looking great and we would like to thanks Poppy and Stuart for working so hard and making the boats spotless and ship-shape! The… Read More


Beautiful photograph by Jonathan Helps of the newly Chalked White Horse at Pewsey. It looks stunning above the harvested fields. We have also been busy at White Horse Boats in 2017 with only a few holidays remaining for the end of the Summer into early Autumn. If you are planning ahead you may like to… Read More


Perfect pink sunset over Crofton locks last night, such a peaceful warm evening. The weather and landscape is so beautiful this summer, especially when experienced from the comfort of a narrowboat. Slow down, relax and cruise the Kennet and Avon Canal with White Horse Boats.… Read More


Moonrakers is the colloquial name for people from Wiltshire. This name refers to a folk story set in the time when smuggling was a significant industry in rural England, with Wiltshire lying on the smugglers’ secret routes between the south coast and customers in the centre of the country. The story goes that some local… Read More


The summer has arrived in style! Everywhere has slowed to a leisurely pace and the hot summer sun makes it feel like Spain. Moor up one of our boats under the shade of the trees and spread out your picnic on the towpath and just relax away from it all. Our dayhire boat is available… Read More


Our hirers on Moonfleet at the end of May wrote: “We had a thoroughly enjoyable trip. The boat was clean, tidy and well maintained. The staff, particularly Poppy and Stuart were very impressive, friendly and helpful. We would recommend White Horse Boats to any prospective customers and would definitely come back another time. Many Thanks,… Read More