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Explore hidden gems along the glorious Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation. Have a picnic at Heybridge Basin and see the visiting yachts. Pitch up and camp at the peaceful Hoe Mill Lock, or hop on a trip boat at Paper Mill Lock.

There’s plenty to see and do along our wonderful Navigation. 

Explore the area

Spooky ghoul on board trip boat victoria
Hoe Mill Campsite with caravans and tents
narrowboat cruising the navigation

Places to Visit

Boat Trips

Step on board one of our trip boats and enjoy a cruise along the glorious Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation in Essex with Chelmer Cruises. The Navigation offers nearly 14 miles of waterway to explore.