The Ripon to Boroughbridge cruise is our flagship trip. You will travel down the length of the Ripon Canal and on to the River Ure for a journey of approximately 9 miles. All the time the scenery is ever changing and wildlife abounds. Passing the back of Newby Hall gives you a view of the house and gardens along with waves from the visitors and, maybe, a toot from the train! If you like, you can stop at the hall and pay an entrance into the gardens to get yourself an ice cream and a little better look.
There are 4 locks on the trip that we have to lift, or “portage”, the canoes around; giving you an insight into some of the journeying skills using these craft. The last one, West Wick, is where we stop for a well earned lunch. During lunch, we provide tea, coffee and hot chocolate all freshly made. After that, it is a relaxing paddle down the river to the finish at Boroughbridge.
The starting point is the canal basin in Ripon on Bondgate; there we sort out boats and equipment, then take all the vehicles to the marina in Boroughbridge, our finish point. Whilst we move the vehicles, those waiting can enjoy a drink from the Forge Deli at the basin. Once we are back, it is a quick brief and then on to the water.
If you think the full trip would be too much, there is the option of finishing at West Wick Lock where there is vehicle access.
Adults £70, children Under 14 £25. Family ticket £165 (2 adults & 2 children U14).
These trips can not be currently booked online. Please contact us via the web site contact page for availability.