The route east from Devizes winds through the peaceful vale of Pewsey.  The pretty waterway allows you to explore the valley, but sometime a good hike is the order of the day and from the canal you can explore many footpaths to the White Horses carved into the hills, or up to the top of… Read More

Not only are the boats painted green, but we have always tried to consider the environment which is why we use the Ecover cleaning products as these are less harmful to aquatic life than standard cleaning fluids. This winter we have replaced our old boarding planks with recycled plastic ones! These are stronger and waterproof,… Read More

Although still a magnificent feat of Victorian engineering, the Locks along any canal require constant maintenance and repairs. This Autumn has seen stoppages along the K&A and Brimslade Lock is currently being repaired. The Lock has been dammed and divers have come to unblock the channel that runs from the paddle into the lower lock.… Read More

Moonshine was originally a slang term for high-proofdistilled spirits usually produced illicitly, without government authorisation. Now considered an art form, and legal in the states since 2010. Moonshine was banned due to the dangers associated with home distilling and the toxins that it might contain from the contaminated machine and car parts used to create the… Read More

The dictionary definition: Unable to think or act normally, especially because of being in love. Well, Moonstruck is just finishing her first season with us here at White Horse Boats. It certainly has been a romantic year with romances afloat, many wedding anniversary holidays and even a marriage proposal! We are still in love with… Read More

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