Dayhire routes starting from Bradford on Avon, cruising West towards Claverton or East towards Semington, the choice is yours…

Cruising West

We will help you through your first and only lock at the the wharf and then you can start your journey through the beautiful tree lined Avon Valley. You will pass the ancient Tithe Barn and the cruise alongside Barton Country Park as far as the secluded Hamlet of Avoncliff, which is also where you cross the first of two magnificent aqueducts across the River Avon. Cruising along the other side of the valley you’ll reach the second aqueduct at Dundas and the entrance to Somerset Coal Canal with the Visitor Centre and Cafe, If you choose to cruise even further you can reach Claverton with its popular Weir Pool and the Old Pumping Station. Click the link for more information on these attractions. Do spend time at each aqueduct; walk around and under them. At Avoncliff look out for the pair of old watermills, and the quaint railway halt which is still working!

Turn at Claverton for your return journey and if you need help with the lock back at the wharf just ask!

Cruising East

Cruising through open countryside you can reach either Semington – at which there is the Somerset Arms about 400yds from the canal, or the bottom of Seend Locks where you can moor up and take a walk up the lock flight to the Barge Inn. Turn here for your return journey…