Boating Holidays - The fastest way to slow down
Enjoy a change of pace and perspective as you explore the ancient River Wey and the royal River Thames.
Your comfortable narrow boat "holiday home" transports you gently through some of the finest countryside
A two-week trip means that you can expect to visit the historic university city of Oxford, famous for its architecture and centuries-old academic traditions.
Nature lovers on the River Wey and the Thames are treated to an impressive variety of wild life, from coots and cormorants, to waterborne creatures of all kinds. Tree-lined valleys contrast with wide open spaces and picturesque villages, giving you a constantly changing view.
Please remember that the following are estimates of viable cruises - how far you get will depend on many factors, including the agility and keenness of your crew; how many other boats are out on the river; weather and daylight hours and how often "Murphy's Law" applies to the locks, which can conspire to be closed against you when you need them to be with you! Please also remember that lock stoppages (either scheduled or unscheduled) can also affect your journey.
Three or Four Night Short Break: Enjoy most or all of the nearly twenty mile River Wey Navigation (in both directions of course, as we prefer you to bring the boat back......) from Godalming at the southern end to Weybridge at the northern end, where the Wey meets the Thames, passing towns and villages including Godalming and Guildford, Send, Ripley and Weybridge.
One Week: As above, plus time on the Thames, taking you upstream to Windsor and downstream to Hampton Court. Otherwise, you might be able to go even further upstream to Maidenhead and return.
Ten or Eleven Nights: River Wey and upstream on the River Thames to
Henley-on-Thames (home of the Royal Regatta) and return, with
an excursion to Hampton Court if you have done really well.
Start looking forward to slowing down with