Caen Hill Locks

Narrowboat Hire – Kennet and Avon Navigation

Hire a boat on the K&A and cross some of the most beautiful scenery in southern England. Lots of choice of hire firms along its 100 miles length and an impressive feat of engineering. It’s two river navigations linked by canal with more than 100 locks and some magnificent structures.

  • Through the famous Avon Gorge from Bristol to Bath, then climbing the Caen flight of locks to Devizes and along the Vale of Pewsey towards Hungerford to descend to Reading and the Thames.
  • Bristol and Bath are must sees. Bristol has some fine old buildings and docks with preserved craft including the SS Great Britain. Bath was a Roman spa town with many Roman remains.
  • Beautiful villages and fine market towns, Honeystreet is a small canal village with a beautiful name, Pewsey has a White Horse cut into a hillside, Hungerford and Newbury market towns.
  • Crofton Pumping Engines supplied the summit level and at Crofton the original steam pumping engines have been restored and can be seen in working condition.

Boat Hire from family firms on or around the Kennet and Avon Navigation

Adventure Nomad

Adventure Nomad Our cosy, welcoming family boat is manageable on the waterways for those with or without experience. Has everything you need for a break exploring around Bath or Bristol, but equally chilling on our lovely mooring in the countryside just outside Trowbridge. We do weekly rentals all through the year.

Bath Canal Boat Co

Bath Canal Boat Co. Luxurious widebeam canal boats. Beginners welcome, advice/guidance given by an Inland Waterways instructor. Based in Bath and operated by a small family business, providing outstanding service with a personal touch.


Foxhangers in Central Wiltshire below famous Caen Hill Locks, excellent selection of 2/9 berth well equipped narrowboats. Comfortable cruising to Roman city of Bath & Bristol. Weekly, weekend and short breaks.

Honeystreet Boats

Honeystreet Boats

We provide Friendly Canal Boat Holidays based above the Caen Hill Flight on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

With only Four boats we are totally focused on you.

Sally Narrowboats

Sally Narrowboats, independent narrowboat hire company in the ancient Saxon Town of Bradford on Avon. Our fleet ranges from intimate two berth boats up to ten berths. Cruise west towards Bath or east towards Reading.

The Bruce Trust

The Bruce Trust provides accessible holidays on four wide beam canal boats. 12, 10 and 6 berth boats from either Great Bedwyn or Lower Foxhangers. Wide access ramps, grab rails, hoists etc.

White Horse Boats

White Horse Boats. Immerse yourself in the breathtakingly beautiful Vale of Pewsey & Kennet Valley. Discover Wiltshire's famous White Horses & Crop Circles... or just sit back and let the scenery unfold.

Wiltshire Narrowboats

Wiltshire Narrowboats. Cruise the spectacular Avon Valley to Bath/ Bristol from historic Bradford on Avon. Short breaks, families, pets, large groups welcome.

Honeystreet Boats

Honeystreet Boats Our lovely day boat situated in the middle of a 15 mile lock free length of the Kennet and Avon Canal. Day hire from £159 up to 8 people, Sun Downer 5-7pm from £70.

More Information

Holiday Cruising Guide to the Kennet and Avon Navigation.

More Southern hire firms or narrowboat hire firms in other canal areas.

Day hire boats to cruise with a few friends for a few hours.

Help to choose the right canal boat for your holiday.

Plus lots more advice and tips in our Canal Holiday Advice.

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Kennet and Avon Canal

Adventure Nomad
Unit 80, Marsh Farm, Hilperton, Trowbridge Wilts BA147PJ
07734 537501
Bath Canal Boat Co
Darlington Wharf, Beckford Rd, Bath BA2 6NJ.
01225 312935
Bloomsbury Boats Ltd
Bathampton, Kennet and Avon
Earl Grey Boats
Kennet and Avon, Trowbridge, Wilts
Lower Fox Hangers Farm, Rowde, Devizes SN10 1SS.
01380 827808
Honeystreet Boats
Honey Street, Village SN9 5PS.
01672 851166
Hummingbird boats
Keynsham, Kennet & Avon
Hunky Dory Days
Somerset, Kennet and Avon
John Knill and Son Ltd
Longhope, Packhorse Lane, Bath BA2 7DL
Kennet & Avon Canal Boat Hire
Kennet Cruises
Reading, Kennet and Avon Canal
Lazy Daze Cruises Ltd
Kennet & Avon (Bath)
Moonraker Canalboats
The Old Builders' Wharf, Honey Street, Pewsey SN9 5PS.
Sally Narrowboats
Bradford-on-Avon Marina, Trowbridge Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1UD.
01225 864923
Solution Crafts
Burghfield Bridge, Kennet & Avon
The Bruce Trust
Great Bedwyn, Marlborough SN8 3NS.
01380 721279
White Horse Boats
Wharf, Couch Ln, Devizes SN10 1EB.
Wiltshire Narrowboats
39 Frome Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2EA.
01225 863987

Day Hire

Honeystreet Boats
Honey Street, Village SN9 5PS.
01672 851166
The Boatyard
5 Hammond Way, Trowbridge BA14 8RS.
Wessex Narrowboats
39 Frome Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2EA.

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