Bath Narrow Boats

By Nick Allen

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At the bottom of Brassknocker Hill lies Brassknocker Basin, the ideal spot to begin a day on the Kennet and Avon canal. Whether you’re an experienced skipper, or you’ve never driven a boat before, the team will show you how to steer your vessel and there really is something for everyone at Bath Narrow Boats. Choose from an electric day boat, canoe or a traditional narrowboat and set off down the canal with a picnic and a sense of adventure.

You can walk to Brassknocker Basin from Combe Grove along a public footpath; head along the driveway to Brassknocker Hill and turn left up the hill. You’ll spot a milestone and footpath signs on the right-hand side of the road, follow the path through the fields and you’ll arrive at the A36 at the bottom of the hill. Cross the road and to the Dundas Aqueduct, take the path to the right and you’ll arrive at Bath Narrow Boats.

Ask at reception for The Bath, Limpley Stoke and Midford Valleys Discovery Trail Map which shows the footpath to the basin.

Open all year, enjoy the tranquil side of Bath from the water.