Canal boat holiday in UK?
I'm planning for a canal boat holiday in British Waterways in summer 2007 for 2 people. I'll start from London and my preference is to go North (no return) or do a loop (i.e. oxford canal then grand union and back to London). I'd like to know:
1- What routes would you recommend?
2- How much does it cost to hire a boat for 2 people for 1 week?
3- Where I can hire a cheap boat?
4- Any other recommendation.
- travel guyLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
There are many companies in the UK that rent canal boats - sometimes called "narrow boats", for obvious reasons. They are experts at vacation planning.
Let me list a few of the companies that we would use in our agency and some useful info:
Good luck - these are wonderful adventures!Source(s): http://www.canalboatholidays.com/canalboat/tillerm... http://www.slowtrav.com/uk/notes/jack_canals.htm http://www.canalboatholidays.com/canalboat/rose_na... http://www.chashardern.co.uk/
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The Kennet and Avon towards Bath is good - there is one very bust stretch of looks near Bath, however.
You can find canal boat operators and events here: http://www.enjoyengland.com/searchresults.aspx?sea... and on http://www.waterscape.com/Kennet_%26_Avon_Canal/wi...
You can find boat hire costs via the above.
Another starting canal - going South - is the River Wey from the Thames to Guildford in Surrey. Nice and relaxing. http://www.waterscape.com/River_Wey/wid191;mine497...