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Kennet & Avon Canal Trust’s boat trips return

With lockdown restrictions easing further from today, the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust’s Newbury trip boat, “Jubilee”, will be resuming public trips as from Thursday 22nd May. Crew Manager, Sally Hodnett, said:

Our volunteers have been working very hard over the last few weeks getting the boat ready and crew undergoing safety training so that we will be able to operate in a Covid-secure way. We cannot wait to get started again and welcome passengers back on board.

Initially trips will take the form of ‘Boat of 6’ trips, with one booking of a single group of up to six people. These trips will run on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12noon and 2.30 pm, with other days/times by prior arrangement.

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The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust is a charity that campaigned and worked to restore the canal, which reopened in 1990.  Now its aim is to Protect, Enhance & Promote the canal. It works with the Canal and River Trust to assure the future of the Kennet & Avon. 

The Trust’s trip boat “Jubilee” maintained and operated entirely by volunteers. It has been a permanent attraction in Newbury for many years. Its public and charter trips have proved very popular with locals and visitors alike and provides a great way to see our lovely town and waterway from a different perspective.