River Trips

Discover Constable’s River – If you are planning a river trip using your own craft then we can provide further information and advice- click here to visit our Navigation Guide page.

RIVER STOUR BOAT TRIPS (Available annually from Spring until the end of October)

  • SUDBURY RIVER TRIPS <Rosette, Francis J, Edwardian Lady and the John Constable Lighter operate between Sudbury, Great Cornard and Great Henny>Boat Crew volunteers (1024x768)
  • FLATFORD & DEDHAM RIVER TRIPS <Stour Trusty II and Kathleen operate between Stratford St Mary, Flatford, Dedham and Brantham>

Join the crew – Our boats are crewed by our fully trained volunteers and we welcome people from all walks of life who feel they would like to help. Anyone putting themselves forward to crew our boats will undergo the full training course, which consists of basic boat handling and safe lock operation. Click here to download our training structure.



We operate four elegant Edwardian style electric boats with a traditional canopy.  Rosette, Stour Trusty II and Kathleen carry up to eight passengers, while Edwardian Lady can carry up to twelve adult passengers.

Francis J is a specially adapted, pontoon style boat that can accommodate up to two wheelchair passengers, or those with impaired mobility.  She can carry up to eight adult passengers.

John Constable is a restored Stour lighter, as used in the time of the artist John Constable.  She can carry up to twelve adult passengers in her open hold.  This vessel is available for charter, and for trips between Great Cornard and Great Henny.  For further details and bookings please contact 01787 313199.

Passenger numbers on all our boats are subject to load capacity.

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Rosette - S. Mansfield