Just before we had to stop cruising, Moonraker went on holiday with a lovely couple and their dog. They had quite an adventure and went through all the locks to Crofton and on towards Hungerford. They sent me these great photos and its lovely to see that they had a great time on the Kennet… Read More


As a result of HM Government Advice issued 22nd March we are no longer allowed to hire our boats out during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are hiring with us we will be in touch to rearrange your holiday. Please see Coronavirus Updates for our latest information. Holiday hire and dayhire suspended until end of… Read More


With all this talk about self imposed quarantine and generally protecting yourself from the infected public masses, people are starting to panic and stock with essential consumables. But if the aim is to slow the rate of contamination until warmer weather, then perhaps avoiding unnecessary contact, washing your hands and keeping healthy is very sensible… Read More


The crew continue their adventure across Scotland, exploring the history surrounding the canal as they cruise the two narrowboats blog the canal. Anne Diamond, Jennie Bond, Pete Waterman and Bill Oddie continue their great canal journey, starting with a treat for barge-TV fans: the spectacular Falkirk wheel, which lifts the quartet in a slow semi-circle… Read More


We are delighted that our boats are once again cruising along the Kennet & Avon Canal taking you on your holidays afloat. February Half term holidays are often about escaping to the Alps or some warm beach, but for a real adventure closer to home a few days on a narrowboat may suit you and… Read More


With the storms still raging across the UK the Canal & River trust emailed some sensible advice and precautions to help keep safe on the canals. We don’t hire our holiday boats durning the winter season, but windy weather can occur anytime. This letter outlines a few things that everyone should be aware of, not… Read More


At last the days seems to be getting longer and the sun is warming the land encouraging the flowers to bloom. Along the canal the Snowdrops and Crocuses are peeking out for all to see. All the winter maintenance has been completed and we are looking forward to welcoming our first holidaymakers in less than… Read More


Snowdrops are one of the first signs that spring will soon be here. These perfect delicate white flowers are the first to be seen at the end of winter and are always a delight to find along any walk. Today Petra and I walked towards Wilcot from Pewsey in the sun and spotted quite a… Read More


Life on the canal gets difficult in the winter months. Obviously with tempertures fluctuating around zero there will inevitably be ice on the towpath and if we get a particularly cold snap the canal may freeze as well. Now why this appears beautiful and lovely to see on a brisk winter’s walk, it really makes… Read More