Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Last chance break, there’s still time for a trip this year

27th October 2020


Late autumn is a great time to venture out on a narrowboat. It is a quieter time with less people using the waterways. This gives you greater freedom for travelling and enjoying the picturesque countryside with its display of seasonal colours.


DSC_1616-Fox-Locks-Autumn.jpgYou have a greater chance to explore at your leisure.

There are numerous country pubs located close to the canals on all our route options. These offer you the chance to relax in a traditional way, enjoying their individual atmosphere and delightful foods and beverages.   

If you are still craving a break away don’t delay. We still have booking slots available for late October and early November on a selection of centrally heated boats with all you need to keep you cosy. 

We follow industry guide lines adhering to stringent working practices and cleaning regimes so that everyone is as safe as possible throughout your trip which is reassuring in these times.



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Which way will you head off?  

Brighten up your Autumn on a Canal Boat Break.

1st September 2020

With the Autumn season just around the corner experience the joys of Narrowboating this October, take a break away on the Grand Union Canal.

StokeB.jpgAutumn is one of the most delightful times to appreciate our canals, with the dazzling display of vivid colours in the hedgerows and trees that line the canal corridor.

There are numerous opportunities to further explore this scenic countryside along the towpaths, footpaths and bridleways offering numerous walking and cycling opportunities.

Soak up the magic of the peaceful countryside at this special time of year, enjoying the slow leisurely pace of life on board. End the day with a meal in a cosy canalside pub talking over the days events in front of an open fire.

With the English Canals quieter at this time of year it is hard to imagine a better time to venture out and explore the beauty and tranquillity of the Grand Union Canal.


Take the helm and navigate through your next adventure.

Dogs join in the fun

28th July 2020

Have you been spending a lot more time with your furry friends during lock down?



With restrictions easing we are getting more freedom making it a great time to consider a dog friendly staycation.

Why not take a dog friendly narrowboat holiday with us and bring your beloved family pet along?

A canal holiday is the ideal break away with your four legged friend. The outdoor lifestyle is ideally suited to doggy life.

From sitting on the back of your narrowboat watching the world go by, or getting out for a walk on the miles of fantastically interesting towpaths you will all enjoy taking in the sights and sounds of boating life.

Whether it’s just a 3-4 day short break or a longer trip we can guarantee your furry friends will love it.

You will be joining our family of customers who have enjoyed dog friendly holidays together with their furry friends.

Grand Union Narrowboat Staycation

17th June 2020

Looking for a relaxing and stress-free getaway with family or friends?

Then look no further.

As 2020 unfolds staying in the UK for a holiday is becoming a key option for a whole host of reasons: travel restrictions, environmental concerns, cost, and convenience, to name just a few!

A narrowboat staycation offers a perfect solution this year.














Welcome aboard

  • Take life at your own pace
  • Take the stress out of traveling
  • Enjoy your home comforts onboard
  • Choose your route to match your needs and pace
  • As you journey along the local waterways watch the beautiful English landscape pass by and explore the attractions when and where you like.
  • Everyone welcome pets and all
  • Whether you are seeking a family holiday, a perfect romantic break or a special celebration, Staycation Holidays will make it that little bit more memorable.

With so many beautiful landscapes and exciting attractions within easy access on our narrowboats it is a great choice if you are looking for a break a little closer to home in 2020.

Luckily for UK residents, our country is full of natural beauty with surprising diversity, and an enormous amount of attractions to explore.

There’s no need for passports, visas, travel insurance, lengthy airport waits, suitcase weight limits, language barriers or exchange rates. You can go from door to door in a matter of hours, without any of the rigmarole which usually accompanies foreign travel.

Leaving your pets behind when going away can be a real struggle. All of our narrowboats are pet friendly, allowing the whole family to enjoy a relaxing break. There are plenty of dog / pet friendly attractions and miles of towpaths and walks on your door step to keep everyone well exercised. Once you’ve experienced sharing a holiday with your beloved four-legged friends, you’ll never want to go back!

Narrowboats are available for short weekend breaks through to longer trips to meet your individual needs.

With all of the restrictions and uncertainty, 2020 is becoming a great year to stay local, avoid lengthy travel and enjoy a relaxing narrowboat staycation. You can take each day as it comes and plan what to do and where to go matching your own needs. You can even enjoy your favourite activity with excellent opportunities for walking, cycling, canoeing and fishing just bring your own equipment.

Look no further than a Grand Union narrowboat staycation and take back control.

Our 4-star narrowboat accreditation awarded by Visit England gives you confidence in our standards.

Why not try a narrowboat staycation this year?

We look forward to hearing from you.