Rivers and Waterways


Newbury Marina

Greenham Island, Mill Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5SG, Tel: 07584 566197, www.newburymarina.com

Hire boats available all year round for a romantic break for 2 or for a fun family holiday up to 8 people. Secure moorings with facilities.

Kennet Horse Boat Company

1 Holt Road, Kintbury, Hungerford, RG17 9UY, Tel: 01488 658866, Email, www.kennet-horse-boat.co.uk

Boat Route: Return trips from Newbury and Kintbury

Traditional horse-drawn and motorised canal boats along the Kennet and Avon Canal. Refreshments, coach parking. Suitable for all age groups.

Trip Boat Jubilee

Newbury Wharf , RG14 5AS, Tel: 01635 30267, Email

Based at Newbury Wharf, the Jubilee is a traditional style narrowboat open to the fresh air in fine weather, but with full protection for colder days. She can seat up to 30 people and has a fully licensed bar and modern toilet facilities.

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Aldermaston Wharf, Padworth, RG7 4JS, Tel: 0118 971 3666

Canal boat and narrow boat hire on the Kennet & Avon Canal.

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Canal Walk (off Hungerford highstreet), RG17 0EQ, Tel: 0800 121 4674

Motorised canal barge trips from Hungerford Wharf, Easter-October.

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Picklepythe Lane, Beenham, Reading, RG7 5NT, Tel: 07713 687766

Three boats to hire on the Kennet & Avon canal

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14 Beech Lane, Earley, RG6 5PT, Tel: 0118 987 1115

Narrowboat hire and public trips on the Kennet & Avon canal.