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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. 

Places to Visit

Explore the area

Springfield Basin, Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation
Hoe Mill Campsite with caravans and tents
narrowboat cruising the navigation

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.