CCNA is a registered charity and limited company.


We assist in the relief of distress and hardship suffered by young people, the elderly, the vulnerable, and other people with special needs in the London Borough of Camden (and adjoining areas). We advance the education of young people and others in regard to canals in Camden and adjoining areas, their history, their uses and their environment.


We are all volunteers. We run a historic canal narrowboat for the benefit of people living or working in the London Borough of Camden and adjoining areas. We do half- and full-day trips on the Regent’s Canal. Longer residential trips take us onto the Grand Union mainline and the Lee Navigation. These trips are for groups of up to 12 people (maximum), ranging from families, friends, to workmates, etc., who pay our full rates.

This income subsidises the charitable trips we provide for community non-profit groups and organisations, some of whom have no funds at all for such experiences.

We have minimal expenses as we pay no salaries, nor run any offices, we just have the cost of running, repairing and maintaining ‘Tarporley’ which is on the Historic Ships Register.

We aim to give all a different and more relaxing view of London at 3-4 mph.

Our Boat....
Tarporley was completed on 15th February 1937 by W J Yarwood in Cheshire and was one of 37 Large Northwich "Town" Class boats. She was built for commercial cargo use and was part of a major order from the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company. "Town" Class boats were named in alphabetical order after towns and villages in the UK - the first to be delivered was 'Halsall' and the last 'Yeoford'.
Click here for more about Tarporley's history.
Click here for more about facilities aboard.