The North Wessex Downs Landscape Trust and the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust have teamed up to offer a rather special afternoon’s combined walk and canal boat trip on The Rose of Hungerford.

The walk and boat trip will start at Hungerford Wharf, the home mooring of this popular trip boat, and will proceed westwards.

You can choose whether to walk the whole way along the tow path, stay on the board the boat for the full trip or do a combination. At suitable points, such as at locks and bridges those who are walking can join the cruisers, and those cruising can opt to walk. On board drinks and light refreshments can be bought, and there is a toilet.

After skirting Froxfield we shall arrive at Little Bedwyn where the boat will turn around and return to Hungerford.

Walk Information

  • Booking: £10 per adult, £5 per child (16 or under) or wheelchair space –  35 places, including 4 wheelchairs – booking essential
  • Distance & approximate duration: Up to 5.5 miles – 4 hours. People can walk as much or as little as they want
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessibility: The Rose of Hungerford can take up to 4 people in wheelchairs
  • Dogs: Sorry, no dogs
  • Meeting point:  Hungerford Wharf, Canal Walk, Hungerford RG17 0EQ.  What3Words: awakes.debut.vibrate. Arrive from 2pm to start boarding, boat will leave at 2.15pm
  • Public Transport: 10-minutes walk from Hungerford train station
  • Parking: Various pay & display car parks in Hungerford. 10-minutes walk
  • Nearby Refreshments: There are a number of cafés in Hungerford. Drinks & light refreshments will be available on the boat.
  • Closest Toilets: On the boat

For general booking information, health and safety advice, terms and conditions please see our useful information page.

Further Information

For more information on the North Wessex Downs Landscape Trust, see

The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust, Rose of Hungerford, see

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Rose of Hungerford - credit KACT