SCHOOLS CANAL TRIPS
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.
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
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
Assessment document (pdf 37KB).
The 25 minute trip costs £2.50 person. No deposit is
HOW TO BOOK:
Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org (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.