Relax on the river © National Trust / David Watson

Relax on the river

Explore the River Thames

Cliveden Reach is one of the prettiest spots on the Thames.

Explore the river on board one of our scheduled cruises, take to the waters in one of our self hire boats or simply watch the world go by from the bank.

The river is approximately 30 minutes walk from the car park, including 172 steps.

Guided cruises

Join our knowledgeable skippers for a 45 minute circular cruise between Boulters and Cookham locks.

Our flotilla operates at weekends and bank holidays from April to October. Additional trips run on Thursdays in June and September as well as seven days a week in July and August.

Self-drive boats

Explore the Thames at your own pace with one of our rowing or self-drive motor boats.

Boats are available to hire at weekends and bank holidays from April to October and seven days a week in July and August. No booking required, just visit the bank-side boat station.

Canoe trail

This six mile circular paddle will take you along a stretch of Cliveden Reach from Boulters to Cookham locks.

Why not stop to explore our gardens along the way? The mooring fee (£9/24 hours) does not apply providing your canoe is kept on the riverbank. Normal admission prices apply.

Discover our views

The panoramic views over the surrounding countryside are particularly clear when there are no leaves on the trees.

Follow our views walking trail around the gardens and to the woodlands to discover some of the lesser known yet breathtaking views we have on offer.

From Canning's View to the Duke of Sutherland's statue there is lots to see on route.

Woodland rambles