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Lesley Memorial

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HNA is now starting to re-open

CCBM Training Courses 

If you are interested in a CCBM training course from 

Thursday evening 12th August until Monday pm 16th August 2021

Please contact us by email

or leave a message at 01895 823582.


We are now taking Bookings

Resedential trips Merlin and Pisces only 

See price list

For Skippered trips on Spirit and our Self steer Day boat Reg only


Up to 2 hours £100  3 to 8 hours Day Hire £150


Up to 4 hours £140 or 4 to 6 hours 190

Where can we go?


Make 2021/22 a great year

with new exciting experiences 

just give a Hillingdon Narrowboats

Gift Voucher

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Give a Gift voucher for

a 2, 4 or 6 hour trip

some money towards a trip

or some money towards next years

Santa Boat Trips

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The Boathouse and Covid 19

Please note that the Boathouse is still under a strict working regime due to the Covid 19 situation.

In order to protect the people at the boathouse in the established Work Bubble:-

Only attend the boathouse if you have prior permission to do so and it is absolutely necessary.

The Boathouse is for HNA business only.

Any personal enquiries or anything that is not HNA related contact must only to be made by phone or email only  

All visitors outside the HNA work bubble face coverings must be worn at all times and everyone must sign in. They must not enter any enclosed areas without permission (including the boats) 

If you have an exemption from wearing a face covering you may be seen outside but do not enter the Boathouse or boats and social distancing (2 meters) must be observed.

Do not attend the boathouse:-

If you have had or have had contact with anyone who has a positive test of Covid 19 or have been contacted by the track and trace service and told to self-isolate.

If you have had close contact with anyone who has been tested and is positive or is self-isolating whether within your household or with any other persons even if this was accidental.

Volunteering at the boathouse is by invitation only so please do not just drop in 

Except for pump outs and water only

Please observe the Social Distancing rules laid down by the Government

Note that the safety of our volunteers and customers are paramount.

We hope that you are all able to keep well and if you feel that we can help please do not hesitate to get in touch.

From all at HNA


Even though we have been adversely affected by the Covid situation, we have been able to crack on with the restoration of Theo (in conjunction with The Heathrow Community Trust) with small teams isolating themselves from the outside world.

To see how they are progressing please see the report at the link below

Restoration of Theo Report August 2020


New Dates for CCBM Training 

Please check back at a later date



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. .

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


Lesley RIP

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Lesley Griffiths our Chairman passed away in her sleep this morning after a long battle with Leukaemia. Lesley was a remarkable woman who showed such courage and strength. Words cannot express the sorrow and loss we feel today, our deepest condolences go to Lesley’s husband, our dear friend Graham.

13th July 2021     


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