Aldermaston
Wharf

Berkshire

Boating Holidays from Aldermaston Wharf, Berkshire

From Aldermaston you can cruise the Kennet and Avon Canal or access the River Thames (Thames license included with the boat hire price). Nearby towns include Newbury, Thatcham and Reading, with Aldermaston railway station also close by.

Phone: 01189 714123
Phone to book: 0330 3330 590
Address: Aldermaston Wharf, Berkshire, RG7 4JS
Berths: 2-12

Maps / Guides


Waternav Apps: E2, E3
Nicholson: N7
Lockmaster: L18, L20, L23
Pearsons: P7, P8
Geo Projects: G29

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Aldermaston Wharf is in a superb location for cruising into historic London or exploring the beautiful Kennet & Avon canal.
 
Experienced crew can take the opportunity to complete The Grand Ring with an extended holiday..
 

With a large selection of boats from 47ft for 2 to 4 people, right up to 70ft accommodating up to 12 people there really is something for everyone.

CROFTON PUMP STATION - The Crofton Beam Engines at Crofton Locks Summit are a masterpiece, using two steam pumps to lift water 40 feet to the canal. These engines, built in 1812 and 1845, are among the world's oldest working steam beam engines

DIRECTIONS

BY ROAD

Leave M4 at junction 12 and at the roundabout take the exit marked to A4 Theale/Newbury. 1st exit coming from East or 3rd exit coming from West.

At the next roundabout take the second exit following A4, Bath Road. Again at the next roundabout take the second exit following A4, Bath Road. At the next roundabout take the second exit following A340, Basingstoke Road. Take a left turn on Wharfside and the marina office is straight ahead.

FROM AIRPORTS

Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports are all linked to Reading by motorway and bus services. London Heathrow airport is 40 miles away (45 minutes by car), Heathrow Express Bus service to Reading station. Gatwick Express rail service terminates at Reading station. Rail service from Reading to Aldermaston every hour.

BY RAIL

The nearest railway station is Aldermaston which is 300 metres away.

USEFUL LINKS

Here are some useful resources for information regarding Aldermaston Wharf.

Train times & tickets
Gatwick Airport
Heathrow Airport
Luton Airport

 

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Featured Routes

Featured routes from Aldermaston Wharf, Berkshire

Bath & Return

Battlefields, an ancient forest, Celtic mounds and mysterious crop circles, steam engines, city shopping and historic locks characterise this route mixed with trade and royalty. This is a boating holiday packed with treats.

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Limehouse and return

If you have more time to explore into London then this route will take you up onto the River Thames, past Henley, Marlow, Hampton Court Bridge, Teddington, then onto the Grand Union Canal up to Little Venice, London Zoo and Camden market.

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Oxford and return

Join the River Thames at Reading and cruise to Oxford, the city of dreaming spires.With its mix of ancient and modern there is plenty to do in Oxford.

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Pewsey and return

Guinness World Records, scheduled ancient monuments and bloody battlefields mix with a sweeping historic forest, Celtic mounds and mysterious crop circles. This journey leads you via history and legend to the height of engineering ingenuity.

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The Grand Ring

Take in the delights of the southern waterways including Oxford, Banbury, Leighton Buzzard, but then follow a similar route to Limehouse and return for another aspect.

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Windsor and return

A short cruise to Reading, where you join the Thames and cruise downstream through the rowing town of Henley, the charming town of Marlow, where Shelley and T.S. Eliot once lived, and Cookham, home to the Stanley Spencer art gallery.

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Short Breaks

The following are suggested routes for short break canal holidays from Aldermaston Wharf

Henley & Return

A relaxing short cruise with oodles to explore, from a bird-spotter's paradise to the grim cells of a Victorian prison, the rage of suffragettes and a royal pastime – with boats, boats and more boats! 

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Hungerford & Return

Take a cruise to Hungerford and visit the famous antique shops and beautiful waterfront.

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Newbury and return

This gentle cruise will lead you on a journey into ancient history rivalling Stonehenge, skirting Civil War battlefields and a peace camp, and taking the time to spot wildlife and wading birds. 

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Featured Boats

Featured Boats from Aldermaston Wharf, Berkshire

Six to eight berth Boats

Alvechurch Dove

Max: 6 People

Length: 60ft

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Alvechurch Eagle

Max: 7 People

Length: 66ft

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Alvechurch Gull

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft

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Alvechurch Lark

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft (63ft from Falkirk)

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Alvechurch Thrush

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft

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Alvechurch Warbler

Max: 8 People

Length: 69ft

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Alvechurch Woodpecker

Max: 8 People

Length: 60ft

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Two to Five berth Boats

Alvechurch Bunting

Max: 5 People

Length: 47ft

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Alvechurch Weaver

Max: 4 People

Length: 47ft

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Up to twelve berth Boats

Alvechurch Owl

Max: 10 People

Length: 70ft

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Alvechurch Swan

Max: 12 People

Length: 70ft

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