Summer Boat Trips on the Canal at Over Basin

Want to do something different? Need some fresh air? Like to enjoy some time on the water? Learn something new and entertain the kids for a while?

Come to Over Basin and see how the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust are restoring the former Hereford and Gloucester Canal and take a twenty-five minute trip along a re-created section of canal.

You will be able to see our restored heritage narrow boats, other craft, wildlife, historic sites and our next stage of restoration on towards Hereford. On site is Over Lock which was used to link the canal basin to the River Severn close by.

Canal trips at Over Basin operate on our very own crewed trip boat Mister Maysey and our partner organisation Sailing4Disabled’s wheelyboat Sir Charles Morrison which can, as you might expect, accommodates wheelchairs.

Whilst the trips operate, we will be serving refreshments next to the water, or you could have lunch in The Lock Keepers, the award-winning bar and restaurant overlooking the river Severn, or perhaps explore one of several walks along the canal and the river in the surrounding area which are detailed in a range of leaflets produced by the Trust – see above.

Trips on each boat, crewed by RYA trained personnel, will operate at 30 minute intervals on a series of Saturday afternoons in 2024 including …

11 May,  8 June,  13 July,  10 August and  14 September,

… starting at 2pm with Mr Maysey and at 2.15pm with Charles Morrison – the last trip of the day will embark at 4:15pm. 

We recommend that tickets be purchased online in advance – click the button below…  

Tickets should be available for purchase at Over Basin on the day, but note numbers are limited to a maximum of eight on Mister Maysey and seven on Sir Charles Morrison.