Important Information / Updates
URGENT! - We will be closed for Rowboat, Canoe & Kayak hire on Friday 24th & Monday 27th September. This is due to a large fallen Oak tree which means we need to re deploy staff to deal with Narrowboat Hire. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Please note, we open at 11am. Closed on Wednesdays
Please note that the car park is reserved for narrowboat hirers, parking nearby in Colt Hill Wharf car park
Please follow this link for current Covid-19 information.
We do not take bookings for Rowboats, Canoes or Kayaks, just turn up and hire (subject to availability).
There will be social distancing measures in place along with continual cleaning. Please follow instructions by staff to keep us all safe, thank you.
From March until the end of August we are open for rowboat, kayak and canoe hire, 6 days a week (Closed on Wednesdays) 11am until 5pm.
We can only hire to groups where at least 1 person is aged 16 or older.
During September and October we are open 6 days a week 11am until 4pm (Closed on Wednesdays). Please call or email to check if you are not sure.
The minimum hire is 1 hour. If you are coming at the end of the day, make sure you turn up at least 1 hour before closing time or you won't be able to fit in a 1 hour hire. If there are boats available just less than 1 hour before closing, we may be able to offer a half hour hire. On busy days if boats are queued up we may not have availability, so the earlier you turn up the more chance you will have.
If you just fancy 'messing about on the water' you can hire a rowboat, kayak or canoe by the hour. On your return you can reward yourself with an ice cream or refreshing cold drink from our on-site kiosk.
Our kayaks are sit-on kayaks. These kayaks are more stable and easier to paddle. Why not give them a try!
Slipway for boats:
If you want to slip your own boat into the canal we make a charge £5 for kayaks, canoes and rowboats and £10 for motor boats It is not possible to leave your trailer or car with us so you will need to make arrangements to park it somewhere else. You will need to complete your day trip within our opening hours 11am to 5pm (4pm September to October). You will need a license to use your own boat on the canal and will need to show it to us before 'slipping in'.
Prices (Minimum Hire is 1 Hour):
Lifejackets are available free of charge.
If you know someone who enjoys the water, why not give them the gift of boating. Our vouchers can be used for any type of boating; kayaking, rowing, canoeing and narrowboat day hire or holiday hire.
Dogs are very welcome on rowboats!