Cruising 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 a varied and historic countryside.
Bluebell 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, including litter picking and boat trips.
Now Roseann is principally our working boat, used for canal environmental work. However we can 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.
The Bridge 19-40 Union Canal Society is part of The Big Splash, an appeal to help support the many small waterway-based charitiesin our local communities to ensure their survival during these unprecedented times.
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, and the difficulty in maintaining social distancing on a narrowboat, we regret that we are still unable to offer boat trips in 2021. We can still be contacted by telephone, email or via our facebook page.
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