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Spirit Summer Weekday Special

Monday to Friday during August

Why not enjoy a 3 hour Narrowboat trip on the Grand Union Canal for only

£100 for parties of up to 12 passengers (that’s less than £8.50 each)

On our Narrowboat Spirit (Disabled access, Steerer provided)

Have a go at steering, learn how the locks work, see the canal wildlife but most of all find out how relaxing canal life is.

Have a picnic on board (a fully equipped kitchen provided)

Boats will depart from the

Boathouse in Summerhouse Lane, Harefield UB9 6HX   

Summer Weekday Special

£100 per boat for up to 12 passengers

To book go to our bookings page or any questions email Contact Us, phone 01895 823582 (answer phone available and we will get back to you as soon as possible)


Book Now For Gold Residential 

Duke of Edinburgh Award Event

will now be running durring the half term break

Sunday 27th October to Thursday 31st October 2019

Click here for info Girls and Boys (October)

New date for 2020

There will be a course running 4th April to 8th April 2020

Booking on line comming soon in the meantime please use the Contact Us page


See information page for details

Pisces 50th Anniversary Press Release


Click on Photo to see May's Newsletter



New Dates for CCBM Training / upgrade / renewal courses

Please email or phone for availability of places


Saturday 21 September…  2 day upgrade (day 1) or a 1 day renewal course

Sunday 22 September  …  2 day upgrade (day 2) or a 1 day renewal course


Full 4 day CCBM course held over 2 weekends

Saturday 13 July / Sunday 14 July (1st weekend)


Saturday 10 August / Sunday 11 August (2nd weekend)




Hillingdon Narrowboats is a charity which owns and operate six narrowboats on the Grand Union Canal, based in Harefield, West London.

Much of our work is with schools, Scout, Guide, Cubs and Brownies groups, disadvantaged people, DoE Gold students, Princes Trust and other community or voluntary groups, where we provide boats for anything from a single afternoon to a full five-day event on the local canal system.

We provide training under the auspices of the National Community Boat Association, at a number of levels, which are one to four day courses and are suitable for anyone, of any experience – from complete novice, up to experienced boaters. Our courses usually route from Harefield, into London, through St Pancras to Limehouse, and then along the tidal Thames to Brentford before returning to Harefield.

We also provide private and corporate hire: We have provided boats for team-building events, a family reunion (with members flying in from all parts of the globe); a five day adventure with three boats for a local school; countless Beaver, Cub and Scout narrowboat camps; and much more.

Every year, we run special events, such as our very popular Santa Specials in December, which saw over 600 passengers join us for a trip to see Santa in his canal-side grotto.

Whatever your background, and whatever you’re doing, narrowboating has something for everyone. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, get in touch and we’ll be able to come up with something fun, educational, relaxing or motivating. We look forward to boating with you soon

Painting of Coppermill Lock and boathouse with NB Spirit  by D. Morley Ickenham Art Society