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 Bath Abbey 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 11.00 stage here Mid May – October 11.20 7 days a week Bridge Street 12.00 Bath Boating 12.20 Weekends only Station Pulteney Bridge July – August Steps to 12.40 river level 13.20 These are leaving times. 13.40 Please leave enough time to load your party. The boat will be ready 14.00 N V 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 www.bathboating.com or by telephoning the timetable colour code (left) shows daily. Trips pass the picturesque Victorian Bath numbers on the back page of this leaflet. 18.40 how this works. Boating Station. Vessels turn at Bathampton Weir Boats for hire and the toll bridge and then return to the City Design: www.ninepoint.co.uk 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.bathboating.com 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. 11 9 10 1 8 The River Avon 2 Pulteney Bridge to Bathampton 1 Pulteney Weir. 9 Great Western Railway (1840) and 7 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. 5 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.