Never been on a narrow boat before?
Always wanted a canal boat holiday but worried about the locks?
Then Honeystreet boats is the perfect place to start
Based in the middle of a lovely 15 mile stretch of the Kennet and Avon or k&a canal in Pewsey Vale Wiltshire. It is possible to have a lovely week exploring the local area taking Honey the narrowboat with you. This can be described as the ultimate unwind and relax holiday.
Plan your week to stop by a different pub each day or plan your week to stop in a different stretch of peace and quiet.
An ideal route would be, start on Friday afternoon collecting Honey from the ever cheerful folk at Honeystreet boats, cruise for a couple of hours to Horton and moor up at the Bridge Inn for delicious food and great beverages. Wake up to peace and quiet cook your own breakfast in Honey’s galley and then gently cruise still lock free to Devizes. Explore the town, visit the Saturday market, shops, Museum and the amazing Wadworths visitor centre and brewery tour. Have a relaxing evening and good nights sleep.
Sunday morning, church maybe, then a good hearty walk up and down the famous Caen Hill lock system, it is totally an amazing feat of engineering and enjoyed best whilst sipping coffee and eating freshly made cake from the cafe!
Back onto Honey turn around time and head east to All Cannings. Moor up and the Kings arm pub and local village shop is just a mile away. Relax until morning.
Monday and time to head back through to Honeystreet. Moor up and enjoy lunch in the fabulous Honeystreet Mill Cafe that is located here just above our canalside mooring. Then continue the day with the plan to moor up in the total peace and quiet beyond lady’s bridge.
Tuesday and still lock free, your canal boat holiday on the Kennet and Avon continues to Wotton Rivers here is as far as you go. This is a totally picturesque village and the Royal Oak pub serves wonderful beer and great food.
Wednesday a small Cruise back to Pewsey. Here explore this lovely village, with a monthly Wednesday auction, pubs, micro brewery, proper bakery, supermarket, swimming pool and post office for sending your postcards. An evening in the canal side ‘Waterfront’ food and beers and great ambience.
Thursday and time to cruise back towards Honeystreet. Moor up in Wilcot and the Golden Swan awaits…. Another fine Wadworths pub, you should now be an expert on their beers! Last night of fun, then it is back to Honeystreet in the morning to arrive at 9.00 ready to decamp and enjoy a well earned “bargees breakfast in our cafe before starting homeward bound.
30 miles cruised,7 days relaxed.
There is the most amazing and beautiful countryside all around waiting to be explored. Even crop circles in the summer. The stretch of water is just ideal for your canal boat holiday and Honey is the perfect boat to share it with.