Activities

Explore one of the prettiest stretches of the Thames onboard our boats © National Trust / David Watson

Explore one of the prettiest stretches of the Thames onboard our boats

Explore the River Thames

Cliveden Reach is one of the prettiest spots on the Thames. Explore the river on one of our scheduled cruises or take to the waters on our self hire boats.

Our boats operate at weekends and bank holidays from April to October.  As well as Thursdays in June and September and seven days a week in July and August.

 

Getting to the river

Walking to the river from the main car park takes approximately 30 minutes and includes 172 steps.

Alternatively boat trip ticket holders can now take a ride on our free boat bus. Run on a first come first served basis, priority is given to those less able to walk to the river.

Thames cruises

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

Our 40 minute guided trip (£9.50pp) is perfect for a taste of life on the Thames or discover the sights with a game of I-spy on our family cruise (adult £10, child £5).

Self hire boats

Explore the River 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 boat station.

What's on

We've got lots of activities planned such as seasonal trails and our Wild Wednesday activity days. We've also got a programme of guided walks and our summer outdoor theatre season to look forward to.

Visit our events page for details of all our upcoming events.

Summer strolls

Explore our gardens and woodlands this summer  following one of our four self guided walking trails.

There are three woodland trails as well as our 'Cliveden views' route around the gardens, highlighting some of the best views on offer. All of our trails are available to download before setting out.

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 (£8/24 hours) does not apply providing your canoe is kept on the riverbank. Normal admission prices apply.

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