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Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

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Get on your Kayak!

Lovely length of canal. Get in at Saul and Kayak down to the docks with the wind behind you. You... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hitchmob
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Good cruse on an old canal

The cruse was very interesting with plenty of information from the Captain although he was a little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynn H
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“saul junction” (14 reviews)
“tow path” (7 reviews)
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Gloucester, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely length of canal. Get in at Saul and Kayak down to the docks with the wind behind you. You can stop at the Pilot on route for a beer and then pull the Kayaks out t the docks and finish at Weatherspoons for tea....More

Thank Hitchmob
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cruse was very interesting with plenty of information from the Captain although he was a little chauvinistic in some of his comments

Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice 45 minute trip down the canal, on the Queen Boadicia boat. The boat itself, has history. The fella doing the commentary was amusing. Cost was £6-50 adults. Tickets from inside the Waterways Museum and access to the boats through the back of museum. which...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed Canal Boat trip, with a nice breeze in the great July sunshine. The crew & commentary were good & entertaining, but the views of the scenery wasn't up to much.

Thank Wanderer
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Black Shed has reopened and been refurbished. It has a Bar a Shop and a Cafe We were a party of eight and and some beautiful Sandwiches and Cakes Well worth a visit

Thank davidhall788
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We took a 45 minute boat trip down the Gloucester and Sharpness canal on the Boudesea. The commentary during the trip was excellent, informative and amusing. The boat was one of the little ships that helped at Dunkirk. It was a delightful way to spend...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

I cycled Gloucester to Saul junction and will complete the other section to Sharpness in due course. You get a great sense of history from the frequent information boards, and there are enough bridges and boat traffic to sustain interest. After the housing section there...More

Thank malcsaville
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

had a pleasant walk along the ship canal for an hour or so. As canal walks go this is not up to the standard of others due to the type of canal that it is.The canal walk is not well signposted and neither does it...More

Thank Welshwasp
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful weather glorious sunshine with a little breeze off the water. Nice gentle trip scenery nothing special but exceptionally pleasant. Would have liked to go further. Queen Bodicea is a real Little Ship and that was surprisingly touching. Commentary at times cringe worthy. Beth

Thank TheRichardHarding
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

beautiful walk day and night lots to see and do loads of places to eat and drink with little coffee shops too and during the day designer outlet shops nearby

Thank Lucy C
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