Day Boat Routes

Route map

day boat route map

Map of Routes

East Routes – towards Cambridge and Ely

Upwell & Outwell

Meander through the Middle Level Navigations from our March base eastwards towards the village of Upwell. Pass through Marmont Priory lock and the village unfolds before you.

Stotts Fish and Chip shop with moorings

waterways-day-boat-hire-cambridgeUpwell is one of the most picturesque villages in the Fens. Then you will travel on to Outwell basin for a picnic at the former junction of the Wisbech Canal before winding (turning) your boat and heading back to our base at March. Stotts Fish and Chip shop offers welcome refreshment. Tel 01945 772345 to check opening times.

(approx 6hrs 30mins cruising time 2 locks return)





Three Holes

The Ship Inn

The Exchange Tea Parlour

Travel through the town of March, maybe stopping for Breakfast at The Acre riverside pub (Fri/Sat/Sun only), or Ye Olde Griffin Hotel (daily) from the moorings in the town centre.

Travel on past the Twenty Foot junction and Coldham Wind Farm, at Pophams Eau junction take the right hand fork to Three Holes junction where you will find a mooring point.

This route is perfect for wildlife spotting, tranquillity and a spot of net fishing for children. Turn and head for March where you can enjoy a drink overlooking the moorings at The Ship Inn, or take afternoon tea at the Exchange Tea Parlour (approx. 4 hours cruising time 0 locks return)

West Routes – towards Whittlesey & Peterborough


early bird narrowboat

Travel west to Floods Ferry where you will cross the Meridian line and reach the junction of the Old River Nene and Whittlesey Dyke. Stay on the Old River Nene (left hand fork) to Benwick with moorings and at weekends the Five Alls public house.  This is a great route for a picnic, wildlife spotting and net fishing with children.  There is also a small recreation ground in the High Street.  (approx. 4 hours cruising time 0 locks return)



Ashline lock landing stage opposite the winding hole.


Alternatively head west passing Floods Ferry Marina Park and crossing the Greenwich Meridian before arriving at Ashline Lock and the town of Whittlesey. Wind your boat above the lock, picnic in Manor Fields before commencing the return journey to March. (approx 6hrs crusing time 2 locks return)