Canal Activities

bargeThe Grand Union Canal offers opportunities for leisure cruising, boat trips and walking in the Colne Valley Park. For two centuries it has been the busiest and most important inland waterway in England, and today there are more pleasure boats on the Grand Union Canal than any other.

 

Walkers will quickly discover the fascinating kaleidoscope of colourful boats, historic buildings, rich wildlife, old fashioned engineering and timeless tranquility. The Canal & River Trust are a good source of information about walking the Grand Union Canal.

 

The Dogs Trust recommends canals as 'the perfect location for both you and your dog due to the peace, tranquility and numerous scents your dog can explore' and Rickmansworth Aquadrome as an ideal location.

BOAT HIRE AND BOAT TRIPS

Denham Day Boats

Narrow boat hire.

Denham Deep Lock, Grand Union Canal Lock 87

Tel: 01895 271070

French Brothers

Thames cruises.

Website: http://www.frenchbrothers.co.uk/

Hillingdon Narrowboats Association

Specialists in affordable narrowboat hire for community Groups, Schools, People with special needs, Older People's Groups, Voluntary Organisations and Youth Clubs.

The Boathouse, Royal Quay, Coppermill Lock, Harefield, UB9 6JA

Website:  www.hna.org.uk 

Arthur Daily Trips

Luxury Passenger Boat, Hillingdon

Phone: 07891909749

website: www.arthurdailytrips.com

 

 

Rickmansworth Waterways Trust

Canal trips on narrowboat ‘Pride of Batchworth’.

Website: www.rwt.org.uk

 

 

 

INFORMATION

The Inland Waterways Association

Excellent source of information about using the canals. Website: https://www.waterways.org.uk/

 

MOORINGS, CHANDLERY, REPAIRS AND SALES

Denham Yacht Station

Moorings, boat sales, chandlery, diesel, bottled gas, pump out
100 Acres, Sanderson Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1NB  Tel: 01895 239811
website : http://www.denham-marina.co.uk/

High Line Yachting

Moorings, chandlery, boat storage, repairs, boat sales. Sites at Iver and Cowley in the park.  Website: www.high-line.co.uk

 

Uxbridge Boat Centre Ltd

Narrowboat chandlery, solid fuel stoves, marine paints.

Waterloo Road, Uxbridge, Middx UB8 2QX   Tel: 01895 252019