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					How to find us                                                                              Boat trip times from Pulteney Weir
Cross Pulteney Bridge from the
City and find the steps to the
river level on the right hand
side. Our landing stage is down
                                                                                            Trip times
                                                                                                          March – November
                                                                                                                                                                                                      River Cruises

                                                            Pulteney weir
                                                                                                          7 days a week
these steps just above the weir.                                                            10.00                                                                                                       Open top boats
                   Boat landing
                   stage here
                                                                                                          Mid May – October
                                                                                            11.20         7 days a week
                                                                            Bridge Street
                                                                                            12.20         Weekends only
             Station                                                         Pulteney
                                                                             Bridge                       July – August
                                  Steps to
                                  river level
                                                                                            13.20         These are leaving times.
                                                                                            13.40         Please leave enough time to load
                                                                                                          your party. The boat will be ready

                                                        O                                                 for boarding 15 minutes before
                                                A                                                         the leaving time.
                                       V   ER                                               14.40
                                  RI                                                                      Each trip lasts exactly one hour.
                                                                                            15.00         All trips can be affected by
                                                                                                          demand, flooding or adverse
Special Parties                                                                             15.20         weather conditions.
The boats are also available for private charter. Our boats                                 16.00         Please phone to confirm times on
are ideal for staff outings and other special occasions. We                                               the day.
can cruise to Bathampton weir where we anchor out in                                        16.20         There are 3 boats in the fleet:
the weir pool for a peaceful river picnic or we can return                                                Avon Monarch – 78 seats                                                                     Pulteney Cruisers operate a unique fleet of two
you to the Bath Boating Station where the Bathwick                                          16.40
                                                                                                          Sir William Pulteney – 85 seats                                                              decked vessels with sun deck on top and cabin
Boatman Restaurant provides excellent cuisine.
                                                                                            17.20         Scenic 2 – 88 seats                                                                         below. Café and toilet on board. The boats cruise
Special Bookings must be paid for in advance.                                                             We run these according to the                                                                up the River Avon on the pretty reach above the
A booking form can be obtained from our web site                                            17.40         time of year and demand. The                                                                Pulteney Weir at frequent intervals to Bathampton or by telephoning the                                                                 timetable colour code (left) shows                                                            daily. Trips pass the picturesque Victorian Bath
numbers on the back page of this leaflet.
                                                                                                          how this works.                                                                             Boating Station. Vessels turn at Bathampton Weir
Boats for hire                                                                                                                                                                                          and the toll bridge and then return to the City

                                                                                                                                               Design: Photography: Jerry Lavis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  taking about one hour in total.
Our boats pass Bath Boating Station. Here you may hire                                      Pulteney Cruises Ltd
a traditional skiff, punt or Canadian canoe by the hour or                                  Telephone 01225 312900 or 863600                                                                                        Live commentary
day. Tuition in poling a punt is given if needed to help you                                Email                                                                                       Tickets are available on board
enjoy a new experience. You may travel to the Boating
Station on one of our boats to go rowing or punting. The                                    Website                                                                               All our boats and crew are subject to the rigorous safety
Bathwick Boatman Restaurant is also at the Boating                                                                                                                                                    requirements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Station and serves lunches and evening dinners.
                                                                                                                             This scenic stretch of The River Avon
                                                                                                    14                       contains many features of interest and
                                                                                                                             an abundance of wild life. We can’t
                                                                                                                             guarantee that you will see everything
                                                      13                                                                     but during the past year we have
                                                                                                                             spotted wild ducks, geese, numerous
                                                                                                                             Kingfishers, Herons and on one
                                                 12                                                                          occasion an otter. The word ‘Avon’ is
                                                                                                                             Anglo Saxon for ‘river’. This is the
                                                                                                                             Bristol Avon with its source in the
                                                                                                                             Cotsworlds and should not be confused
                                                                                                                             with the Warwickshire Avon that passes
                                                                                                                             through Stratford on Avon.



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The River Avon
Pulteney Bridge to Bathampton
1   Pulteney Weir.                               9     Great Western Railway (1840) and
2   Boat Landing stage.                                Kennet and Avon Canal (1810).

3   Pulteney Bridge (Robert Adam in 1769).       10 Grosvenor Bridge (1923).
    Similar to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence     11 Bathampton Weir and toll bridge.                                 6
    with shops on both sides.                       Still a private toll bridge, originally build
4   Cleveland Bridge constructed in                 to allow access to the farming land on                                                      3
    MDCCCXXVll (1827). Freed from toll in           both sides of the river.
    1926. Four toll collector’s houses on each   12 Bathampton village and church.
    end on the bridge.                              Admiral Arthur Philip, first Govenor
5   Victorian Bath Boating Station (1833).          of New South Wales, buried here.
    Still building and hiring traditional           Bathampton village, once site of
    wooden skiffs, punts and canoes.                Harbutt factory, famous for Plasticine.

6   Bathwick Boatman Restaurant – Open           13 Browns Folly. Empty caves with a rare
    round the year for lunches and dinners.         bat population. During WWll caves used                               4
                                                    for munition storage.
7   Cleveland open air swimming baths.

                                                                                                                                                                      Illustration: Jane Randfield 01225 422551
    Constructed by the Duke of Cleveland in      14 Bathampton Down. Site of an Iron Age
    1815 (now closed).                              hill fort. In 1778 scene of the last duel on
                                                    English Soil between Colonel Rice of
8   ‘Piles Corner’. Bank protection                 Claverton Down and Viscount Du Barre
    constructed by Brunell to protect the           of France.
    Great Western Railway from river erosion.

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