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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.


All public trips which start at 2.30 pm last for approximately 2½ hrs except for the October trips which last for roughly 1½ hours.
The public trips which start at 11.30 last for approximately 1½ hours.

The 2½ hr trips go through Dun Mill and Wire Locks returning to to Hungerford at approximately 5pm.  The 1½ hour trips go through Dun Mill Lock and return to Hungerford approximately 1½ hours later.  With the longer trips it maybe possible to DSC_1403Rose leaving Hungerforddisembark briefly at Wire Lock, depending on the conditions, in order to stretch ones legs and enjoy the views of the magnificent Berkshire countryside.

The Rose of Hungerford is a purpose built 16.76 metres (55 feet) long wide-beamed passenger trip boat owned by the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust and has a maximum capacity of 50 passengers.

It is operated by volunteers of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. The Rose has sliding picture windows for warm days, but is fully enclosed with central heating if necessary.

Whilst we normally allow well behaved dogs on the Rose, it is up to the Skipper on the day to ensure there are no objections from other passengers.

Hot and cold drinks and a fully licensed bar are available on trips. The Rose also has a wheelchair lift  and a toilet large enough to accommodate wheelchairs.

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Detparture Times
Saturday & Sunday Wednesday
April, May, June 2.30 pm 2.30 pm
July 2.30 pm 11.30 am, 2.30 pm
August 11.30 am, 2.30 pm 11.30 am, 2.30 pm
September, October 2.30 pm 2.30 pm


2½ hour trips, Adults £9.00, Children  £5.00, Family ticket £26.00
1½ hour trips, Adults £8.00, Children  £4.00, Family ticket £22.00

pre booking is advisable

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
  • Trip Departure Times

    The table shows you all the Rose of Hungerford trips available to the public in the next 30 days. You can view trips for a particular month by selecting the month. Please select the trip description to get details of the trip and the passenger fare.

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    Trip Details

    Day of the Week Date Start Time End Time Description Places Available Trip Status

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