School Canal Trips from Stoke Bruerne


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The Grand Union Canal, on which we travel, was built over two hundred years ago to service the Industrial Revolution. Although it is used today mainly for leisure activities, Stoke Bruerne is one of the best places on the canals to capture the atmosphere of the past. Loaded working boats are frequently seen at Stoke Bruerne, and the Canal Museum is unsurpassed as a source of information on the lives of the working boatmen.
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Our trips will take you just inside the entrance of Blisworth Tunnel, which is nearly two miles long. This will enable you to appreciate the methods of construction and the enormity of the task facing the navvies who built it in the 18th century.

'Charlie' takes up to 26 persons at a time.
If your party is larger, we are happy to arrange a 'shuttle', splitting your group to also explore the canal museum, waterside walks etc.

All school parties must be pre-booked.

We are perfectly happy to discuss your arrangements
You can download a copy of our Risk Assessment document (pdf  37KB).
The 25 minute trip costs £2.50 person. No deposit is required.

HOW TO BOOK: Please contact us at (e-mail will mean we have a written record of your enquiry) stating your preferred date, approximate number of pupils and staff together with your estimated time of arrival in Stoke Bruerne. This will enable us to respond with the number of trips required for your school and suggested timings.

Stoke Bruerne Boat Company Ltd 3 Wentworth Way Stoke Bruerne Towcester Northants NN12 7SA Telephone: 07966 503609