All aboard the Leighton Lady!

...for a brief trip along the water and back through time...

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If you'd like to join us for an exploratory trip of the historic Grand Union Canal, scheduled public trips are available every Tuesday and Thursday throughout August. The first - for one hour - is at 12.30pm and the second - for 2 hours - is at 2.00pm. Alternatively, you may wish to join us for one of our very popular Dinner Cruises which take place throughout the year or our Special Cream Tea Trips.

Your one hour trip gives a surprising insight into the life of the waterway and even local people remark on the 'new' things they see from this viewpoint. It's also an ideal 'taster' for those considering holding your special event with us.

Your two hour trip offers all the benefits of the earlier cruise but gives you that extra time to relax, unwind and enjoy the scenery and wildlife.

Both these cruises are extremely popular with children, to whom it may be a unique experience. To enhance their enjoyment (and to help their parents?), knowledgeable crew will be pleased to answer questions about the waterway and it's flora and fauna when their duties allow.

Booking Information

All cruises depart from Brantoms Wharf, Leighton Buzzard, at the times advertised. Though seats may be available for the casual caller it is always advisable to book in advance. If you haven't pre-booked please call before making a special trip.

Day & Time  Duration Price 
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.30 pm

1 hour - South

Does not pass locks

£ 2.50

£1.75 Children

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2.00 pm

 2 hours - North

Goes through a lock

£4.00 Adults

£2.00 Children 


Dinner Cruises

Unfortunately, due to reasons beyond our control the dinner cruises will not be available this year.


Cream Teas aboard the Leighton Lady...

For groups of 25 or less

As an alternative to hiring the boat privately we offer the following:

Departs at 2.00 pm from Brantom's Wharf

A combined trip (usually two groups) for a sedate, relaxing two hour cruise.

Charge per person - £ 3.50

Afternoon/Cream Tea - £ 2.50

Giving a remarkably low total of just £ 6.00 for the full two hour cruise!

* Dates according to demand, Monday - Friday *

* On-shore facilities include a waiting room with toilet for the disabled *
 If you would like to be advised of our next planned Special Cream Tea Trip please refer to our on-line News & Special Events page or let us have your phone number or email address.

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