New selection of Grand Union Canal cruises

Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2022

MAJOR works to restore the historic park at Great Linford Manor have included the provision of a mooring point for boats.

This allows the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust volunteers, who run the popular all-electric community boat, Electra, to offer a new selection of Grand Union Canal cruises, with Lead Cabin Host, James Clifton, explaining:

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“We are most grateful to the Parks Trust for giving us access to this mooring and charging point for Electra. It means we can now offer cruises starting at Great Linford, including relaxing cruises through Stanton Low Park, and cream tea cruises on Wednesdays from 5th April. This is in addition to our existing routes from our base at Campbell Wharf.

“We’re also delighted that, on the third Thursday morning of the month, we will be running an ‘Explore the Canal’ at Great Linford. This combines a cruise from Campbell Wharf with a 45 minutes guided tour by a Parks Trust speaker about the canal at Great Linford and the impact it had on the manor gardens and the village."  (Image by Gill Prince Photography.)

Sanitised before each cruise

The boat can carry up to 12 guests; it includes lavatory provision and access lift for users of standard size wheelchairs. Cruises are run in line with public health guidance. The boat is well ventilated, has an air filter and is sanitised before each cruise. 

Last year the Trust hosted over 180 cruises from Campbell Wharf. Details of all cruises, including dates and booking information, can be found by visiting the website Book a trip on Electra.