Narrow Escape moored near Bath

Welcome to Narrow Escape!

Narrow Escape is a beautiful 60′ narrow boat based on the stunning Kennet & Avon Canal just outside the Georgian city of Bath in the South West of England.

Equipped to the highest standards, Narrow Escape can comfortably accommodate up to six adults and comes complete with a fully equipped galley and bathroom that includes a washbasin, toilet and shower. Spacious and comfortable, Narrow Escape offers its guests the highest quality in comfort and has everything you need to ensure a fantastic holiday or short break.

With Narrow Escape the choices are yours. You can use it as a static base allowing you to explore the local area, or for the more adventurous – why not take her out and enjoy the thrill of travelling along the Kennet & Avon Canal.

For guests wishing to take Narrow Escape onto the canal, your booking includes first class expert tuition provided by your host Tony Murphy who will provide instruction on boat handling and the rules of the waterways before handing the boat over, allowing you to take charge for the duration of your stay.

Narrow Escape is available for:

* Long weekends (Fri-Mon)   * Mid-week trips (Mon-Fri)   * 1 or 2 week holidays   * Long-term bookings considered

Key Information

  • Galley area with oven, hob, grill, fridge
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Two bedrooms with super comfy air sprung double beds
  • The lounge has a large L shaped dinette/ settee converting to a full-size double bed
  • Storage space for clothes, coats and luggage
  • Bathroom with a washbasin, toilet and shower
  • Both bedrooms and bathroom have partition doors for greater privacy
  • Central heating system and lighting throughout
  • DVD Player and radio
  • High standard of cleanliness throughout the boat
Narrow Escape bedroom


Narrow Escape lounge
Narrow Escape bedroom 1
Narrow Escape kitchen
Inside the Narrow Escape
View from the top of the Narrow Escape
Narrow Escape lounge and kitchen

Booking information

Narrow Escape can be booked throughout the whole year. In the winter month’s the wood burning stove and radiators keep the boat very toasty. We look forward to hearing from you!

What our guests say

“Thank you so much for a memorable holiday.”

Victoria, October 2018

“First time canal boating with my chums and we had an excellent time. Boat was warm and easy to use, boat owner was helpful and informative, and the countryside was delightful…

Eleven out of ten would recommend.”

Jon, August 2018

Our location

The Kennet and Avon Canal, with an overall length of 87 miles runs from Bristol to the Thames in Reading. From Bristol to Bath on to Bradford on Avon the waterway follows the natural course of the River Avon before the canal links it to the River Kennet at Newbury, and from there to Reading on the River Thames.

In all, the waterway incorporates 105 locks. The two river stretches were made navigable in the early 18th century, and the 57-mile (92 km) canal section was constructed between 1794 and 1810. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the canal gradually fell into disuse after the opening of the Great Western Railway. In the latter half of the 20th century the canal was restored in stages, largely by volunteers.

Sailing down the canal

Social Benefit

A proportion of the profits made from Narrow Escape goes to Boys in Mind, a local youth-led organisation aiming to reduce stigma and stereotypes around mental health and ultimately suicide. 

So enjoy a relaxing break on our boat knowing that you are also doing something of great social benefit.