This is my new map of Wiltshire’s white horses (and of course Uffington, which is in Oxfordshire but I could hardly leave it out now, could I?). It’s available from my Etsy shop in various sizes; here’s the link to the big version (it comes in A3, A4 and postcard) I’ve taken some liberties with perspective, distance and… Read More


This beautiful land of rolling hills, peaceful wooded river valleys and scenic villages really captures the essence of rural England. Much of the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is particularly suited to getting about on foot. Wiltshire is famous for white horses cut into the turf is the chalk… Read More


We love a day out on Moonlighting. Arrive in the morning at 9:30am and get trained then you’re ready to set off for the day. Aboard you will find everything you need for cooking up a good breakfast to entertaining on deck. Comfy seats and chairs that can be moved to where you need them.… Read More


A canal laureate poem by Nancy Campbell Safety Briefing This slow current won’t capsize a kayak, but watch for the surge when the lock gates open:you can brace against barge-wash with the back of your blade,trim your boat in response to the flow, take the turnson an edge. Keep the whole of your torsoover the… Read More


A canal is an artificial lake that has been built for canal boats to travel around the country, slowly, but cheaply. Before the trains revolutionised travel the canals were designed to move heavy goods from place to placed ideal for non-perishables. water lies flat and does not follow the contours of the land, so in… Read More


Our business is centred on you having a marvellous holiday afloat on a narrowboat. We are always delighted to hear from you after your holiday and see what you’ve enjoyed on your adventure. Photos of your holiday really show what a holiday afloat is like. This collection was taken at the end of March, so… Read More


If you need a little break from the madness and feel like getting away from all the politics, then may we suggest a few days aboard a narrowboat. Slow down, relax and cruise along the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal. Bring a book or some painting. A fishing rod or just a blanket to spread… Read More


Meet the Team!

White Horse Boats is a small company with just 4 holiday hire boats and one dayboat, and our mission is to provide a friendly holiday service that meets all your standards whilst being the most competitive holiday on the Kennet and Avon Canal. We are cheaper than any like-for-like narrowboat holiday and will price match… Read More


It is that beautiful season of the perfect bluebells. We are so lucky that the canal meanders through the vale Pewsey and here you will find bluebell woods to explore and see the carpet of blue that is just spectacular now. Not far from the canal you can walk to the West Woods, or the… Read More


Imaging, early in the morning waking before the sun rises to see the magnificent stars above Wilton Windmill. This is one of the many spectacular sights you will discover as you cruise along the Kennet & Avon Canal from the comfort of one of our White Horse Boats. If you need a break, and would… Read More