THE ROSE OF HUNGERFORD ... "Something for everyone" ...

Delightful traditional canal boat based in Hungerford. Public trips and private event charters.
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JUST 3 WEEKS TO GO until The Rose of Hungerford resumes trips on 22nd May. The boat has been out of the water and is ready; the skippers and crew have been trained, tested and they’re ready; the online booking is up and running, as is Fare Wise Travel in Hungerford High Street where you can book...

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Not long now until 22nd May when, covid restrictions permitting, The Rose of Hungerford will resume trips from Hungerford Wharf.

Training is about to start and the boat is being prepped.

Do have a look at our video ‘Lockdown Lock’ as a quick reminder of what the crew and our passengers have bee...

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Interesting photographs from the Newbury Weekly News of The Duke of Edinburgh visiting the Kennet and Avon Canal near Newbury in 1976.

Today is ‘Draw a Picture of a Bird’ Day. There are so many birds to be seen on the Kennet and Avon Canal but here is one we see a quite often during trips on The Rose of Hungerford. Why not have a go?

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Some of the many reasons why a trip on The Rose of Hungerford along the Kennet and Avon Canal is a good idea ... public trips and private charters due to begin on 22nd May. Online booking and information at

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On her way home - The Rose of Hungerford in Guyer’s Lock between Kintbury and Newbury during her trip from Newbury to Hungerford last week.

Guyer's Lock is one of 105 locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal between Bristol and the River Thames. Built between 1718 and 1723, it was constructed under t...

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2 years ago
We had a lovely afternoon trip on the Canal. Mum is a not very mobile these days and the staff were so helpful and attentive. There was a wheelchair lift for more disabled passengers. Light refreshments available on board too. At the last lock, where they turned for the return journey, we were able to get off and watch the lock operating.
- Mandy L
3 months ago
A most enjoyable and relaxing journey along forgotten water ways
- brian d
5 months ago
Great part of the canal beautiful surroundings great for walking plenty to see
- Del S

The Rose of Hungerford

The Rose of Hungerford is a 55' traditional canal boat owned by The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust.  As a charity, and run entirely by fully-trained volunteers, The Rose offers regular public trips and private event charters for up to 50 people.  With a large number of possible inside layouts she is the perfect venue for a variety of events. A warm welcome and good old-fashioned service awaits you on The Rose.

Bookings can be made online at, by telephone to 01380 721279 (weekday office hours) or in person at Fare Wise Travel, 19 High Street, Hungerford.

Wheelchair lift.

Other enquires please email 

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