Liddesdale - Lady Astor's Electric Canoe

Following a beautiful restoration by The National Trust it you can now experience the Cliveden Reach as Lady Astor herself did.

45min Cruise - £29.50 per passenger
Please be aware cruises may be cancelled or rescheduled at short notice subject to weather conditions.

Following an extensive restoration project by the National Trust, Lady Astor's electric canoe 'Liddesdale' is now in immaculate working condition. Enjoy a 45 minute cruise on this iconic reach of the River Thames. Liddesdale was built in the 1920's in nearby Maidenhead as one of the early electric canoes on the Thames which became the height of fashion, taking advantage of Cliveden's state of the art generator house to charge her batteries.

Please note the seating position is very low, passengers will be in a seated position with legs outstretched for the full duration of the cruise. If you are not comfortable in this position we would recommend enjoying your time on the river with one of our skippered cruises aboard the Duchess of Sutherland.

Liddesdale is a traditional open electric canoe with no cover. In order to protect her from the elements cruises may be cancelled at short notice in the case of wet weather - please ensure the contact details provided when booking are correct. Bookings will be rescheduled or refunded if this is the case.

If you would like to learn more about Liddesdale's restoration, please visit the National Trust project page.

  • Beautifully Restored
  • 100% Electric
  • Traditional Canoe

All of our vessels are Certified under the Boat Safety Scheme, carry £5 million passenger liability insurance, lifejackets, first aid kits and firefighting equipment.