Day Boat Routes

Route map

day boat route map

Map of Routes

 

East Route – towards Cambridge and Ely

Outwell.

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

waterways-day-boat-hire-cambridgeUpwell is one of the most picturesque villages in the Fens. Stop at The Five Bells for a pint or 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.

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

 

Three Holes

The Ship Inn

Shooters American Diner March

Travel through the town of March and stop for Breakfast or Brunch at The Ship Inn (Wednsday to Sunday) or Shooters American Diner (daily) at 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, tranquility and a spot of net fishing for children. Turn and head for March where you can take afternoon tea at the Exchange Tea Parlor (approx 4 hours cruising time 0 locks return)

West Route – towards Whittlesey & Peterborough

Benwick

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 crusing time 0 locks return)

 

 

Ashline lock landing stage opposite the winding hole.

Whittlesey

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)