Cruise across Southern England, seeing some of the most famous sights, cities & countryside on a ONE WAY HIRE. Explore the beautiful Oxford Canal along the Cotswold Borders, cruise up the idyllic upper River Thames to its source near Lechlade in the Cotswolds. Travel more swiftly with the river flow downstream towards London taking in many of England’s most famous sights: Oxford, Henley, Marlow, Windsor, Hampton Court to name but a few. Wind your way through the “Wind in the Willows” countryside of rural Berkshire. Turn onto the magnificent Kennet & Avon Canal at Reading and adventure right across southern England to Bath and Bristol – following the Great West Way as you marvel at elegant aqueducts, sleepy villages, the White Horses of the Pewsey Vale, and one of the Wonders of the Waterways – the majestic Caen Hill locks at Devizes.

With no need to return to your starting location you can cruise further, allowing us to transport you back to your starting location. This is an adventurous cruising holiday with 100 locks spread over more than 100 miles of canal and river. If you are up for a challenge aboard a narrowboat, whilst exploring much of the English Waterways, this is the holiday for you.

Exclusively Between Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire and Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire. One Month Hire from £2795 starting at either base and ending at the other* Including…

  • rental of The Squire, The Laird or The Count for one month (starting 1st April to 1st October)
  • courtesy transfer back to your starting location
  • free long term parking.
  • visitor licences for the Thames and Bristol Harbour
  • full tuition in boat handling and safety.

*Your starting location will be confirmed one month prior to your hire. We reserve the right to change your starting location.