The Syrian Woodpecker canal boat operating out of Aldermaston

Sleeps a minimum of 2 people

Sleeps a maximum of 8 people

Boat location : Aldermaston in Berkshire  View

Boat length : 60 feet

Boat Class : Woodpecker

Boat type : Cruiser Stern   Read more

Beam : Narrow   Read more

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Boat Layouts

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Galley / Saloon Position:   Middle

Number of Cabins:   2

On-board Facilities

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Number of Showers:   2

Number of Toilets:   2

Number of Baths:   0


Here is a brief overview of The Syrian Woodpecker canal boat operating out of Aldermaston


Design : The Alvechurch Woodpecker is a 60ft long, 8 berth cruiser stern narrowboat. It has a quiet water-cooled diesel engine with simple to use controls.

Features : There is full radiator central heating on the boat. A 200 gallon water tank supplies the hot and cold running water. There is a double-filtered drinking water system. There is carpeting in the saloon and bedrooms.

Saloon : Radio/CD player; colour TV/DVD player.

Kitchen : The kitchen is fully equipped and has a 4 burner gas cooker with grill and oven; refrigerator; sink and drainer; saucepans; cooking utensils; crockery and cutlery appropriate for the number of berths. There is plenty of storage space and work surfaces. Also supplied are a microwave; toaster and Cafetiere

Berths : Sleeps up to 8. Two cabins, both can either be configured as one double bed or two singles. An optional high level single bed can be added in both cabins.

The seating area in the saloon can be converted into a double bed or 2 single beds using the fold down bed, if required.

Important: The high level beds have a weight limit of 10 stone or 63Kg and cannot be used above a double bed.

Bedding : Freshly laundered bedding is supplied for each crew member, as per your requirements. Additional bedding is available upon request. Towels are also supplied - one medium sized towel per crew member, and one hand towel per bathroom.

Bathroom : There are two bathrooms, each with a wash hand basin, electrically operated flush toilet and showers, and a 240v shaver socket.

Electric : 12v mobile phone charging point (please remember to bring your own car charging lead). The 2kw inverter supplies 240v electricity to certain appliances and to a socket on the boat. (Please note: if you decide to use any of your own electrical appliances, you do so at your own risk).

Welcome Pack : A welcome pack is provided, consisting of washing-up liquid (x1); dishcloth (x1); tea towel (x1); floor cloth (x1); toilet roll and bin liner.

Additional Information: Tuition, and buoyancy aids, are supplied free of charge. A safe is supplied on the boat (except on boats based at Gailey), as are helmsman's waterproofs and an umbrella.

Holiday Routes

Routes possible from The Syrian Woodpecker canal boat operating out of Aldermaston
Route Name Route Type Days Cruising Hours Locks
Reading and return from Aldermaston Stag/Hen 3.00 12.50 20
Newbury and return from Aldermaston Stag/Hen 3.00 to 4.00 12.00 20
Berkshire countryside from Aldermaston Short Break 4.00 to 5.00 23.25 42
Kintbury and return from Aldermaston Short Break 4.00 to 5.00 19.50 34
Hungerford and return from Aldermaston Short Break 4.00 to 5.00 23.25 42
Henley and return from Aldermaston Short Break 4.00 to 5.00 20.00 28
Oxford and return along the Thames from Aldermaston City 7.00 42.50 50
Pewsey and return from Aldermaston Weeks Holiday 7.00 43.00 90
Windsor and return from Aldermaston Kids 7.00 35.50 44
Windsor and Oxford and return from Aldermaston Kids 10.00 to 15.00 63.50 70
Devizes and return from Aldermaston Longer Stay 10.00 to 11.00 51.00 88
Bradford on Avon and return from Aldermaston Rural 10.00 to 15.00 74.50 162
Bath and return from Aldermaston Longer Stay 14.00 to 15.00 82.00 164
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Boat Availability

Here is our availability for The Syrian Woodpecker canal boat operating out of Aldermaston
Canal Boat Holiday


Holiday From : Saturday 22nd June 2024 @ 2:30 pm

Holiday To : Saturday 29th June 2024 @ 9:30 am

Nights Aboard : 7

Boat Name : Syrian Woodpecker (Syrian Woodpecker)

Boat Class : Woodpecker

Start Marina : Aldermaston Marina

County : Berkshire


Was : £2,309.00

Save : £1,100.00

(Last Minute Discount)

Now £1,209.00

Prices quoted include : Basic hire charge, damage waiver, fuel deposit and boat/lock training. If discounts are available, they are applied to the basic hire charge only.
Optional extras may apply. Please see the booking form for more information.


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Pets are permitted on the Syrian Woodpecker Canal Boat


The boat images shown depict the style of boat and may not be the actual boat offered. The colour and boat layouts may vary. If you need specific advice on boat layouts, please contact us.

The specification of boats, their accommodation, facilities and equipment in the brochure, the information provided is intended as a general guide but the Company [and/or] the Boat Owner shall not be liable in the event of any differences in the boat supplied and reserves the right to make modifications. Layout plans are for guidance only and are not to scale and may have steps which are not shown. If the hirer’s party includes any infirm persons the Hirer should make relevant enquiries at the time of booking. The Company and/or the Boat Owner reserve the right to change boat specifications without prior notice