Skiff Camping

A permanent fixture in our Weekly Weekend Offers, Skiff Camping is a delightful way to both explore the River Thames and view the sights at your leisure.

Skiffs are sleek rowing boats, first developed in Richmond - which was once the primary location for Londoners to spend a weekend or holiday. They allow for safe and easy river boating, and some 12-16 miles can be covered in a day - giving you the opportunity to relax in unspoiled, picturesque surroundings, or while away a Summer afternoon at a traditional riverside pub. You can explore any part of the Thames, from Lechlade to Windsor or, perhaps for a shorter holiday, the tranquil water meadows of the River Wey in Surrey.

Come nightfall, you can either camp on the riverside, in the Skiff (as the activity implies) - creating a snug sleeping tent by dropping down the full-length boat cover - or - if you prefer civilisation - you can stay at any of the riverside B and B's. Wherever you choose to travel to or from, a Skiff delivery or collection service can be arranged. We can also recommend the best overnight stops - just ask!

Below are the current rates.

2014 Rates

Weekends: Fri-Sun or Sat-Mon
2 Persons £200.00
3 Persons £240.00
Additional Days £40.00

Full Weeks (any 7 days)
2 Persons £300.00
3 Persons £340.00
Additional Days £40.00

Delivery or Collection of Boat
Henley or Guildford £85.00
Oxford £120.00
Lechlade £140.00

NB: Included with the Skiff is all boat gear plus 2 canvas sheets, roll mats, water bottles, a bowl and a map. You will need to bring cooking and eating gear, a lamp, sleeping bags and air mattresses (if you would like the extra cushioning). Land tents can be provided upon request.

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