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The Parks Trust teams up with Electra to offer new cruising opportunities

Major works to restore and interpret the historic park at Great Linford Manor have included the provision of a mooring point for Electra.

Photo from Grand Union Canal over Great Linford Manor Park - Credit: Gill Prince Photography

This allows Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust volunteers, who run the popular all-electric community boat, to offer a new selection of Grand Union Canal cruises.

“We are most grateful to the Parks Trust for giving us access to this mooring and charging point for Electra. It means we can now offer cruises starting at Great Linford, including relaxing cruises through Stanton Low Park, and Cream Tea cruises on Wednesdays from 5th April. This is in addition to our existing routes from our base at Campbell Wharf.” said Lead Cabin Host, James Clifton.

“We’re also delighted that, on the third Thursday morning of the month, we will be running an ‘Explore the Canal’ at Great Linford. This combines a cruise from Campbell Wharf with a 45-minute guided tour by a Parks Trust speaker about the canal at Great Linford and the impact it had on the Manor gardens and the village” he added.

“The Parks Trust is delighted to work in partnership with the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust. This work will allow visitors to enjoy another view of the canal, which passes through the park” Julie Dawes, the Parks Trust’s Events and Community Engagement Manager.

“The partnership is a great way to engage new audiences with the National Lottery Heritage funded project, that is revealing, reviving and restoring the wider 18th century landscape of the park”, she added.

Last year the Trust hosted over 180 cruises from Campbell Wharf.

Details of all cruises, including dates and booking information, can be found by visiting the website Book a trip on Electra


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