Explore and experience the beauty and life on our canals with LNBP Community Boating.


For nearly 40 years LNBP Community Boating at Braunston has been welcoming community groups and organisations of all ages and interests to experience the beauty and heritage of our local canals. And they invite you to come and do the same. LNBP Community Boating is a registered not-for-profit charity run by volunteers who each year provide the opportunity for groups, clubs and associations with members aged 8 years upwards to enjoy inexpensive canal boating trips and short break holidays on the Grand Union and Oxford Canals in Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and the Midlands.LNBP Community Boating have two boats – called Lancelot and Guinevere – moored at the historic junction of those canals at Braunston in Northamptonshire. Each is fitted with a modern well-equipped galley complete with refrigerator and microwave, two toilets, sleeping accommodation and central heating. Both boats are operated by experienced and fully-qualified skippers who take responsibility for the running of the boat throughout the trip and provide guests with an insight into the boats, the history of the canals and local area. There is opportunity for group members to try their hand at many activities including steering the boats through open countryside, photography, countryside walks, team building and route planning. Or simply sit back, relax and take in the views and the peace and quiet, and enjoy watching the world go by at a slower pace.

New For 2019 – Day and Evening Trips

Due to demand, LNBP have now introduced a new Day Trips programme. They will be running a series of full or half day trips specifically for groups on selected midweek days during June, July and September 2019, subject to availability. LNBP welcome a wide variety of groups of all ages and varying interests which include:

  • senior and veteran clubs and associations
  • church groups
  • social and retirement groups such as The Women’s Institute (WI), U3A, Ramblers
  • uniformed organisations and associations such as Scouts, Guides, Cadets
  • groups and organisations working with the disabled, the partially sighted and those with special needs

So why not think about bringing your group aboard Lancelot and Guinevere in 2019 for either a day trip or short break to experience the unique beauty and heritage of our local canals. For further details regarding bookings or an information pack about LNBP Community Boating at Braunston, contact Bookings Officer, Nigel Smith on 07967 406 875, or via email at: bookings@lnbp.co.uk. Alternatively visit LNBP at Braunston’s website at www.lnbp.co.uk Mention you saw us in The VillageEmporium when contacting and booking to receive a discount.

Karl Quinney (9 Posts)

Based in Rugby, Warwickshire, Karl Quinney is a freelance copywriter with clients in sport, leisure, travel and tourism, equine and marine industries. Find out more about at www.karlquinney.co.uk Karl is also Content Editor and Feature Writer for Discover Britain’s Gardens, Historic Homes & Castles magazine – http://www.discoverbritainsgardens.co.uk/


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