Experience life at a different pace on our historic canals with LNBP Community Boating
For over 35 years LNBP Community Boating at Braunston in Northamptonshire have been welcoming groups of all ages and interests to experience the beauty and heritage of the canals and inland waterways of central England.
And for 2020 they invite you and your group to come aboard and experience the many delights that canal boating offers with their Group Day Trips programme.
LNBP Community Boating is a registered not-for-profit charity run by volunteers who each year provide the opportunity for groups, clubs and associations to enjoy inexpensive canal boating trips and short break holidays on the Grand Union and Oxford Canals in Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and the Midlands.
They welcome a wide variety of groups of all ages and varying interests from all over the UK (and even from overseas), which include:
l. senior and veteran clubs and associations
2. church groups
3. social and retirement groups such as The Women's Institute
(WI), U3A, Ramblers
4. uniformed organisations and associations,
5. groups working with the disabled, the partially sighted and those with special needs
LNBP Community Boating have two boats available - called Lancelot and Guinevere - which are moored at the beautiful historic junction of the Oxford and Grand Union Canals at Braunston in Northamptonshire. Set on the county border with Warwickshire in central England, it is a very accessible location for groups to reach with easy access from the A45 and a short distance from the M1 and M6.
Both boats are fitted out with a modern well-equipped galley complete with refrigerator and microwave cooker, two toilets and central heating. They even come with beds for overnight stays and short breaks. The boats are operated by experienced and fully qualified skippers who take responsibility for the running of the boat throughout the day, as well as providing guests with interesting insights into the history of the canals and local area. Your group members can even try their hand at steering the boats themselves through open countryside.
A day trip with LNBP also provides a wide range of other activities for groups to enjoy and experience including opportunities for photography, countryside walks, and pub lunches; or to simply sit back, relax with a cup of tea or coffee, take in the views and peace and quiet, and enjoy watching the world go by at a slower pace.
COME ABOARD IN 2020
Due to further interest and demand, LNBP will be running a series of midweek day trips on selected days from March through to October 2020 specifically for groups.
In addition to day trips, there is also the option for groups to enjoy weekend and midweek short breaks of two, five or up to 10 days; which depending on your length of trip can take you as far afield as Coventry, Birmingham; Leicester and Foxton Locks, Northampton, Milton Keynes; and Banbury.
So why not think about bringing your group aboard Lancelot and Guinevere in 2020 for either a day trip or short break to experience the unique beauty and heritage of the canals of Central England.
For further details regarding bookings or an information pack about LNBP Community Boating at Braunston, contact Bookings Officer, Nigel Smith on 07967 406 875, or via email at: [email protected]
Alternatively visit LNBP at Braunston's website at www.lnbp.co.uk
** Book before 31st December 2019 to receive £50.00 discount off your group booking **