About Our Narrowboat

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.

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

Tea and Coffee making facilities and microwave are provided in the small galley

Should the temperature dip, there is central heating on board to warm things up – making Hargreaves II 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.

We are having a brand new narrowboat for 2021!

Our brand new narrowboat is finished and our volunteer crew are waiting to welcome you aboard once our trips resume.  Whilst we update this page with new information you can find out more on our dedicated new boat narrowboat page by clicking any of the images 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

Hargreaves II has excellent access for people who need to use a wheelchair or for those who have limited mobility. The narrowboat has a hydralic ramp to the rear and single level flooring throughout all of the cabin making it suitable for standard size wheelchairs and those less steady on their feet.  

 

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.