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Bundle 19 - Thrapston to Fotheringhay, Narrowboat accommodation at Barnwell


3 Days


All-Adult Group

Adults with Children all aged 10 or over


16+ miles (8, 8, optional)

Route Description

Our newest multi day adventure which includes a wonderful stretch of river, with two nights accommodation at Barnwell in our narrowboat (Sammy), ideal for up to four people, including transport back at end of your trip, the all-important baggage transfer, as well as everything you need for a fabulous fry-up.

Lots More Pictures of our Camp Locations and Accommodation Options in The Photo Gallery

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Minimum of 2 people. Price shown is PER PERSON £248.00
Family Discount (family of 4 or more, including at least two children aged 5 to 16) per person rate £213.00

Route Details

    • ​Our newest multi-day adventure

    • Fabulous fry-ups as standard

    • Unique accommodation

    • Baggage and return transport

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Lots of time, and love detail? This is the place for you…

On this beautiful trip down the river you’ll have opportunities to stop and take a break, enjoy your flask of coffee or have a picnic, at any of the eight locks you’ll come across over the three days. With a unique stay in “Sammy” the narrowboat.

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Day 1

The first day is one of our favourites, starting at 9.30am, offering an outstanding day on the river, and at less than 8.5 miles, this one shouldn’t be too testing. You’ll be getting into the water at the Nine Arches Bridge in Thrapston/Islip to begin your paddle. The King’s Head at Wadenhoe is well situated for lunch and reckoned by The Sunday Times to be the best riverside pub in Britain, where you can step out of your canoe straight into their garden (currently closed summer 2019).

Also on this trip you’ll be passing by Wadenhoe’s Norman Church, The Lyveden Way, Lilford Hall and a beautiful Arched Bridge at Lilford that can only really be appreciated from the river.

Included in this package:

  • Overnight accommodation in “Sammy” the narrowboat
  • Soft furnishings, tables and chairs, double bedroom with proper mattress, single bedroom with bunkbeds
  • Own Kitchen & Bathroom
  • Everything you need to cook up a hearty cooked breakfast. The breakfast box contains bacon and traditional recipe pork sausages from our local butcher, Seven Wells at Oundle, plus eggs, mushrooms and baked beans
  • Camp Fire
  • Baggage Transfer

Sammy is a cosy and comfortable houseboat, permanently moored for up to four people (and a dog) on a small rural mooring just a short distance from the market town of Oundle. Sammy enjoys uninterrupted views across the River Nene and surrounding countryside. A great place to experience life afloat, and to try something a little bit different. Sammy is a well appointed and comfortable boat for up to four people. She has a large saloon with dining table, dvd player, a sound system and lots of books! The kitchen (galley) has a gas hob, grill, oven and microwave. The refrigerator has a small icebox and there is a full complement of pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware.

The compact shower room has a sink, flushing toilet and shower. Sammy is double glazed throughout and has full central heating to keep you warm and toasty should it get chilly at night. The main bedroom has a double bed and a proper mattress, the single bedroom has two bunk style beds. Duvets, pillows, fresh bed linen and towels will be provided for your stay. We are accredited by Visit England and Sammy has a four star rating for her accommodation.

Day 2

After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a paddle at your leisure around Barnwell backwater or explore the historic market town of Oundle by foot. You’ll have the pleasure of a second night onboard “Sammy” the narrowboat, where you can can take in uninterrupted views across the River Nene.

Day 3

Your third day will take you on down the river past Oundle Marina or you can paddle the backwater around Barnwell Country Park taking you around the outskirts of the town of Oundle, and past the little villages of Cotterstock and Tansor. Your trip ends at Fotheringhay, a really lovely and historically important village, being the birthplace of Richard III, as well as the location of the execution of Mary Queen of Scots in 1587, after being held captive in Fotheringhay Castle (no longer standing).

Before we pick you up at 3.45pm from Fotheringhay and transport you back to your car in Thrapston, you may have time to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat at the excellent Falcon Inn.

Lots More Pictures of our Camp Locations and Accommodation Options in The Photo Gallery

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