The Hungerford Branch of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust covers a particularly beautiful stretch of the canal, between Kintbury and Great Bedwyn. The main activity is running The Rose of Hungerford, a traditional widebeam boat, based at Hungerford Wharf, which offers regular public trips and private charters along the canal.
The Rose has large picture windows at the front and along both sides which can be opened in good weather and efficient central heating if it is a bit chilly.
The boat is crewed and run by fully-trained volunteers so all funds raised can go to the Trust.
We welcome passengers young and old and are delighted to have the opportunity to show our guests all that the Kennet and Avon Canal has to offer; beautiful countryside, historic buildings and a wide variety of wildlife. The crew will ensure your comfort and safety during the trip and you can enjoy a range of refreshments.
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The Rose of Hungerford is based in Canal Walk just off Hungerford High Street (A338). Post code RG17 0EQ. There is limited roadside parking in Canal Walk but there are public car parks in Church Street and in the Station Car Park, both of which are approximately 5-10 minutes walk away.
As Canal Walk is a cul-de-sac, coaches are strongly advised to drop off their passengers and then park on the road leading through Charnham Park Industrial Estate where there is designated coach parking.
The Rose of Hungerford is operated by volunteers for the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust operates three other Trip Boats together with the Bruce Branch boats. For further information about these, please go to K&A Trust website and follow the links. Kennet and Avon Canal Trust