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Bruce Boats Kennet & Avon Canal Trust

Fully accessible canal boating on the Kennet and Avon Canal - For family or group day trips, self drive holidays and training.

  • Parking
    • Parking
  • Mainstream/Special
    • Special
  • Type of Activity
    • Canal Boat
    • Holiday or Short Break
Great Bedwyn Wharf
Brook Street
    • Age
      • Pre-School
      • Primary School
      • Secondary School
      • 16+
    • Accessibility
      • Hoist
      • Hydraulic Ramp
      • Wheelchair Access
    • Disability
      • ADHD
      • Autism
      • Complex Needs
      • Down Syndrome
      • Hearing Impairments
      • Learning Difficulties
      • Mobility Impairments
      • SPD/dyspraxia
      • Visual Impairments
    • Free Entry for Carer
      • Not Applicable

    Bruce Boats has its own wharf close to Great Bedwyn railway station. Cars and coaches can park adjacent to the boats on our own wharf. Parking is free for the duration of your hire.

    Each wide-beam boat has lifts or ramps both for and aft to enable full access to the inside and the outside of the cabin. The easy-access domestic galley includes a full size cooker, hob, and refrigerator. Adjacent to the berths is a fully accessible shower and toilet.

    Some boats have hospital beds and all boats have easy access to a wide seating area at the front of the boat. The saloon areas are spacious and designed for wheelchair users. We combine the traditional feel of a canal boat with modern conveniences - and heating!

    On request we can provide hoists, toilet lift seats and other useful items.

    We are proud of our boats and offer excellent training courses whether you are new to canal boating or are experienced boaters. We ensure you are trained and confident to enjoy your time on the canal. Our day trips are fully crewed by our own well trained volunteers.