Your day afloat starting from Devizes Wharf

Dayhire from Devizes offers lock-free, cruising route East along the Kennet and Avon (K&A) Canal. You’ll cruise through stunning scenery as you travel along the Vale of Pewsey as far as either All Cannings, turning just before Allington swing bridge, or to Honey Street, turning just beyond the wharf there.

For a relaxing cruise aim for All Cannings with perhaps a lunch stop along the way. We’d recommend  The Kings Arms in All Cannings village (best to book in advance for your party – 01380 860328) which is accessible directly south from the swing bridge across the fields. Of course you could always pack a picnic: our dayhire boat has a small galley including two ring hob. Please do not moor the boat on the bridge moorings or in the turning point at Allington swing bridge!

For a longer cruise you could boat as far as Honey Street and turn there. Honey Street boasts fabulous views to the Alton Barnes White Horse. 

Keep an eye on the time on a day hire, though! Remember that only once you have turned the boat should you check your timings and allow at least the same time for the return journey. 

(N.B. To the immediate west of Devizes Wharf lie the Caen Hill Locks which you are not permitted to descend – you’d spend all day going down, then up again!)