Sailing along the canal is a very different experience to walking along the towpath.
Our principal passenger boat Bluebell lets people see the canal from the water at first hand and experience the tranquillity of watching the world go by as we pass through pretty countryside.
She is a 45 feet long, 6 feet 10 inches wide narrowboat and has approximately 2 feet draft. She is powered by a Lister SR2 (13BHP@2000RPM) diesel engine.
Roseann is a smaller, flat-bottomed boat with a canopy and a small out-board petrol motor.
She was the Society’s only boat until 2006 and as such she had to fulfil many roles. We used her as a work boat to collect litter from the canal and its banks, we used her to give people boat trips and she was our main means of raising money.
Now Roseann is principally our working boat, used for canal environmental work.
However we also use her for short boat trips, such as at gala days or festivals, as she is easy to turn anywhere in the canal.
The Bridge 19-40 Union Canal Society is a registered charity (SC023110) run solely by volunteers and supported by donations and income from events and boat trips.
Santa Boat Trips 2019
7 & 8 December
Weather permitting, our narrowboat Bluebell can be chartered throughout the year for private parties of up to 12 people. Driver and crew included.
Sunday Boat Trips
recommence in April 2020
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