A Cruise on the Ouse
Saturday 6th July 2019
£29.75 All seats
Today we will visit Bedford. This historic county town is thought to have derived its name from a Saxon chief called Beda and a ford crossing the Great Ouse. The river passes through the town centre and is lined with attractive gardens known as the Embankment. Arriving at around midday, there will be time to find lunch, explore the Charter Market and visit the John Bunyan Museum or the Art Gallery. This afternoon we will board the John Bunyan boat for a two-hour cruise. From Priory Marina the trip takes us past the Country Park and Nature Reserves, turning into Cardington Lock then along towards Castle Mill Lock before making the return journey. There is a toilet on board as well as a cafe bar selling hot and cold drinks.
This excursion has been arranged in conjunction with the Wey & Arun Canal Trust, who are currently restoring “London’s Lost Route to the Sea”. The fare includes a small donation towards the work of this charitable trust.