About Our Narrowboat

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Large low level panoramic windows, comfortable seating, on-board kitchen and toilet facilities make the Hargreaves a truly pleasant way to cruise along the local waterways for the day.

Preparing your own food and drinks on the journey is simple in the compact but well equipped kitchen. Facilities for you to use include a gas hob, oven and grill as well as small microwave and fridge. Tea and coffee making facilities are also provided, and biscuits are available. We would welcome a donation towards any refreshments.

On sunnier days there is an outside area with screens where people can take chairs to sit and enjoy the views.

Should the temperature dip, there is central heating on board to warm things up (as well as a coal stove) – making the Hargreaves a perfect day out at any time of the year.

If you want to find out more about The Hargreaves Narrowboat, the charity and the history of our narrowboat please click on the button below.

Health and Safety

Please note, on some bridges headroom is very limited. Don’t be tempted to touch the bridges as we cruise under them. If you trap your fingers it will hurt.

Life jackets are available on request. An introduction and safety recording will be played at the start of your time with us. For more details see our Terms & Conditions.

Car Parking

Unfortunately we do not have our own dedicated car park, but there is plenty of free roadside parking on Bull Ring which is directly accessible to our mooring and normal loading and unloading point.

Accessibility

The Hargreaves has excellent access for people who need to use a wheelchair or for those who have limited mobility. The narrowboat has external ramps on either side and a further ramp to the interior, making it quite suitable for standard size wheelchair users.  The maximum wheelchair width we can accommodate is 23 inchs.

We can accommodate passengers in up to TWO standard or powered wheelchairs (max 23” x 42”), and up to TWO passengers transferred to our seating from folding wheelchairs.

The on-board toilet facility is suitable for most disabled people to use.

All trips generally start from (and return to) our loading point opposite Boot Wharf, Bull Ring, Nuneaton, CV10 7BE.

Access to The Hargreaves and onto our reserved disabled mooring  is via the public access public ramp, found through a gap in the bridge wall and onto the towpath of the Coventry Canal.  This ramp is shallow and ideal for our less mobile passengers who require assistance or a wheelchair.