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Hertford Canal Cruise & Lunch

Canal boat

Discover the heritage and rural beauty of the Lea Valley while cruising

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To start your day sit down at a restaurant and enjoy a two course lunch before commencing your two and a half hour canal cruise. Throughout your cruise you will have a guided commentary by the friendly skipper.


This popular cruise between War and Hertford cruises along the picturesque flood plains of the River Lee. The River lee, with an abundance of wildlife, connects these two historic towns. On route you will also pass through two working locks.


The people of the Lea Valley have always called on their local river for many needs: transport, water supply, fishing, flood control, power for mills, and today, pleasure boating.


There is evidence of its use for transport as early as the Bronze Age. The improvements for navigation are amoung the oldest in the country. In the 17th century, Izaak Walton wrote 'The Compleat Angler' based on his expereinces of fishing the river.


Once in Hertfor you have a little free time.


Please Note : all boats are fully accessible and have toilets onboard , as awell as a licensed bar.


Approximate Timings

1200 Two course lunch at The Waterside Inn, Ware (set menu)

1330 Board the boat for the 2.5 hour cruise to Hertford

Free time in Hertford

1630 Depart

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Colchester United FC Colchester United FC, United Way CO4 5UP (off A12)
Parking £7.00 per day.Please contact 01206 540424.
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
East Bergholt Bus Lay By East Bergholt Bus Lay By @ Junction B1070/A12
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Felixstowe-Premier Inn Felixstowe Bus Stop opp Premier Inn, Garrison Ln
Ipswich Railway Station Ipswich Railway Station, Burrell Road, IP2 8AL
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Trimley St Martin (PH) Trimley St Martin - Opp Hand in Hand Public House,
IP11 0RL
Trimley St Martin (Reeve) Trimley St Martin, Reeve Lodge,
Trimley St Mary (Sprites) Trimley St Mary, Opp Sprites Hall Lane,
Trimley St Mary Bus Stop Trimley St Mary, Bus Stop, Nr Station Road,
Walton - Half Moon Walton, Half Moon Public House,IP11 9QL

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