Call: 01895 823 582


During this emergency we will be attempting to keep the boathouse open for admin purposes.

 Do not come to the boathouse as it is under a Lock-down 

Except for pump outs and water only

Please observe the Social Distancing rules laid down by the Government

All volunteering activities are now suspended until further notice. 

If there is no reply on the phone (01895 823582) please leave a message as the answer phone messages are emailed to us and we will come back to you.

If you do want to book a boat for later in the year please use the “Boat Hire” page.  

We are watching all the Government, CRT, RYA and Scouting etc rules and updates and will be making announcements as to when and how we will be reopening.

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


Gold Residential 

Duke of Edinburgh Award Event

Saturday 4th April to Wednesday 8th April 2020

Cancelled due to the coronavirus emergency


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. 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

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We rely heavily on grants and donations. It would be so nice if you could help us to keep afloat! 

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