The Wyvern Shipping Co Ltd


Rothschild Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 2TF

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The Wyvern Shipping Co Ltd


Choice of 31 purpose built narrow boats from 2 to 8 berth to explore the beautiful and exciting Grand Union canal. Cruise along the Ouzel valley and over the aqueduct at Cosgrove and on to the picturesque village of Stoke Bruerne to visit the canal Museum and famous Blisworth tunnel. The boats are very well equipped with house hold equipment and furnishings and are easy to handle. No previous boating experience required as full tuition is given on how to handle the boat and work the locks.

For a holiday with a difference, why not book a stay on one of our 31 purpose built narrow boats?

With canal boats of different sizes available, from 2 to 8 berth, a narrow boat is the perfect base for your trip to the county Bedfordshire whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, something unique for a group trip or a more unusual family holiday. A narrow boat holiday is a great way to make memories, explore the beautiful and exciting Grand Union Canal and experience a calmer way of life.

England’s canals, especially the Grand Union Canal offer a real change from the everyday, not only do you get to experience the adventure of a boating holiday, but it gives you a chance to be at one with nature and experience a world that is far removed from main roads, crowds and noise. Canals are a unique and wonderful way to travel around the UK. Their heritage is easily spotted in the bridges and locks and as they pass along and over the side of hills, and sometimes, even over the top, you get the very best vantage point for spotting wildlife and taking in the beautiful countryside. Plus, you can moor anywhere you like! What other accommodation option allows you to wake up to a new view every morning?

A holiday with one of our canal boats will allow you to cruise along the Ouzel Valley and over the aqueduct at Cosgrove towards the picturesque village of Stoke Bruerne to visit the Canal Museum and famous Blisworth Tunnel. Or alternatively, find an interesting spot to moor and return to land for a few hours to explore the wonderful countryside that can be found in this beautiful part of the UK. Here at Wyvern Shipping we strive to make sure you have a brilliant holiday on beautiful canals whilst helping to preserve the natural environment. Our narrowboats have many eco-friendly features allowing you to be eco-friendly without having to sacrifice on fun and entertainment.

All our narrowboats are purpose built and have easy and responsive handling. Even if you have no previous canal hire experience, you will be surprised at just how easy it is to become a confident skipper of your boat. No previous boating experience required as full tuition is given on how to handle the boat and work the locks. Before you embark on your holidays, we provide a free tuition boat trip with one of our experienced pilots where you can find out more about how to manoeuvre your boat and how to work the locks. Tuition continues until you are confident, ensuring that you have an enjoyable, memorable and relaxing canal boating holiday.

The boats are very well equipped with all the household equipment and furnishings you could need for your break and offer a comfortable place to rest your head and a great vantage point for spotting the local scenery.

Over the past fifty years, many people have found that the fastest way to slow down is to have a relaxing canal boat holiday, so why not join them and take some time out to relax in these beautiful surroundings?

A holiday aboard a narrow boat is one that is designed for every member of the family. It doesn’t matter whether you are an artist, an angler, a walker, someone looking for a romantic, countryside getaway or a family wanting to get back to nature, you’ll find everything you’re looking for on board. The people who live alongside the canals are good company and are always friendly and happy to recommend the best places for food, drink and entertainment around the locks and villages. Whatever the weather, you can be sure of a relaxing and enjoyable holiday onboard a narrow boat.




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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
2 and 4 berth£806.00 per unit per week
2 and 4 berth (weekend/midweek break)£522.00 per unit per week
6 berth£941.00 per unit per week
6 berth (weekend/midweek break)£612.00 per unit per week
8 berth£1,130.00 per unit per week
8 berth (weekend/midweek break)£734.00 per unit per week

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Children welcome

Cooking Facilities

  • Microwave cooker
  • Oven

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided


  • Private parking

Room/Unit Facilities

  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Television

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Travelling from the north, please leave the M1 at junction 13 and follow the signs to Woburn. When in Woburn turn left up the High Street and then turn right to Heath & Reach (opposite The Woburn Hotel). Stay on this road until you reach the A5 roundabout. Straight across the roundabout and follow the signs to Heath and Reach. When in Heath and Reach on the left hand bend turn right down Old Linslade Road (towards the Golf Club and Old Linslade). Stay on this road over the river and canal bridges and under the railway bridge. At the T junction turn left to Linslade. Stay on this road go past the signs for ‘The Globe Inn’ and just after entering the 30mph limit turn left into Rothschild Road, we are at the end of the road, turn left and then right into the yard.

When travelling from the London area on the M25 we recommend leaving the M25 at Junction 20 and taking the A41 to Aylesbury. We do not recommend using the M1. Once in Aylesbury take the A418 towards Leighton Buzzard. When approaching Leighton/Linslade at the roundabout for the A505/A4146 take the first exit left onto the dual carriageway, signposted A4146 to Milton Keynes. Go straight across the first roundabout. At the second roundabout take the second exit right signposted Linslade and Stoke Hammond. Stay on this road go past the signs for ‘The Globe Inn’ and just after entering the 30mph limit turn left into Rothschild Road, we are at the end of the road, turn left and then right into the yard.


Public Transport Directions

Main train line from London Euston station to Leighton Buzzard station 35 minutes.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Friday09:00 - 17:00

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