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Below are some of our experiences, information bulletins, happy moments, funny stories and more. Narrowboats are our passion and we want to share them with you.

 

 

Juniper Day Narrowboat in New Livery

Our new dayboat 'Juniper' has been painted with our logo to bring her into our fleet. If you are looking for a taster to see what narrowboats are like to spend the day on she is the perfect way to start. At 36 feet long she is easy to handle and can accommodate up to 10 adults.

TV boosts Narrowboat Holidays

TV celebrities have really helped our sector in the past year or two, as this Towpath Talk article explains.

Kicking off the New 2017 Season

To Mark the start of the new season we are holding a fundraising event on Saturday 1st April for Brain Tumour Research We would ask everyone to come down to the boatyard wearing a hat. This can be as sensible or as silly as you like.

Halloween 2016

We will be open on Halloween until 6pm so you can enjoy a spooky halloween row on the canal, which looks spooky as the evenings draw in at this time of year. It will be dark by around 5pm so you have time to enjoy yourself. why not enjoy a hot drink in our gazebo?

Father and Son Kayak

We were lucky enough to experience the end of a truly marathon kayak by a father and son from the lake district to Odiham which took 15 days to complete. I believe that they were raising money for a cancer charity. If we can find out more accurate information we will post it up on our site.

Save the Rhino Kayak

Well done to George and Mark who completed a 20 mile kayak on Saturday. The also had to contend with temperatures approaching 30 degrees! Mark is a student at  Merristwood and raised money for the Save the Rhino charity who are linked with the Shamwari Nature Reserve in South Africa.

Yarrh Tis a Pirate Ship

We have a new table and chair unit with a pirate theme. Why not pretend you are a pirate for a while and have your ice cream or a drink in the boat.

Mid March Sunshine

The weekend of the 12th & 13th March was a wonderful sunny one, albeit a bit cold. We had all our rowboats out at one point together with a handful of kayaks. The kiosk sold its first ice creams of the year too.

2016 here we go!

We have begun getting the rowboats back in the water. They are all refurbished for this year with new woodwork, paint and ropes. The picture shows 'Kingfisher', one of our 6 seater rowboats being launched.

Old Look Flushed Away

We revamped the outside of our toilet block as it was looking a bit sorry for itself. With the aid of lots of tile batten we have spruced it up to look a bit more friendly. The inside will be next

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