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The Rose of Hungerford


Essential changes have been made in an effort to ensure the safety of all on board. The Rose of Hungerford is a Covid secure environment and your help is sought to keep it secure. The following measures apply to every member of you group. If you or anyone you live with exhibits Covid like symptoms please do not come to the boat. Temperatures will be taken before boarding and anyone showing raised temperatures, along with other people in that party, will not be permitted to board. Regrettably we cannot take wheelchair passengers for the time being. You must be able to board the boat via the steps unaided by the crew. Each passenger must bring their own face covering (if over 11 years old). Hand sanitiser will be provided and must be used. You will be asked to sit in a designated area of the boat to avoid other groups. Movement about the boat will be limited. Bar sales must be paid by card – preferably contactless. Your details may be passed onto the Government Track and Trace Service if they request them. Sadly dogs are no longer allowed on board in the current situation.


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.

Trip Booking

Book places by:
  • By using our online booking process (Not available for Santa Trips)
  • The Devizes office is closed, if you wish to make a trip enquiry please email and include a contact phone number
  • You can also call at Fare Wise Travel, 19 High Street, Hungerford
  • Queries by email
  • Please follow us on any of the following sites




    How to find us

    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

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