Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands                      

Why choose us?

Hire a Canal Boat

Thank you for choosing your Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands with Midland Mallard, no matter the length of your narrowboat trip we are sure that you’ll have a fantastic time cruising the cut on “probably the best equipped boat” in and around this largely rural and beautiful part of the Midlands countryside.

Justin Forbes Midland Mallard Canal Boat
Galley Midland Mallard

Based at the new luxury marina at Market Bosworth Midland Mallard canal boat holidays are now hiring out a flexible six berth Narrowboat (Hotel Boat) available for groups of two to 6 people. Midland Mallard are a self drive holiday hire company registered by the “Canal and River Trust” under number 90952936. We provide Canal Boat Holidays, barge holidays, boat hire and Narrowboats with access to the Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Coventry, Staffordshire and West Midlands countryside as well as most other parts of the Midlands canal network.

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Based at Market Bosworth
Based at Market Bosworth

Your stay on board will enable you to cruise the Ashby canal and the rest of the canal network starting in the beautiful Leicestershire / Warwickshire countryside where there are lots of things to see and do. There are no major roads nearby so you can feel confident that you will enjoy your canal boat holiday In the Midlands also If you are thinking of buying a Narrowboat to live aboard then why not try staying with us on the Ashby canal and journey through the rest of the Midlands network? as this stretch is lock free it will allow you to enjoy a canal boat holiday in the UK with no distractions.

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If you wish to book a canal boat holiday in the midlands please contact us on +44(0)7397 997646

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You may even wish to stay in and around the historic town of Market Bosworth, the final battle scene for King Richard III which is just a few short minutes from the Marina.  The Ashby canal runs through the old battle lines and there is a visitor centre which is also free. Why not check out the Historic steam railway or just meander through the countryside which is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and boasts a great many species of wildlife.

Entertainment on board comprises of Digital TV and a top of the range “Kenwood” audio system with DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity so you can bring your own sounds if you wish or just relax to the sounds of nature passing by.

Canal barge Midlands
Moored on the Ashby Canal.

However you wish to spend your time, holidays won’t be the same again having spent time relaxing and enjoying the scenery around the beautiful Midlands countryside with Midland Mallard Canal Boat Holidays on the Ashby Canal.

We aim to make your visit to the historic Ashby canal network a peaceful and interesting affair so we will have equipped the boat with all the mod cons including a two way radio and canal navigation app provided free with every boat hire we also have WIFI (You will not find these with other similar hire companies).  The app provided on a 7″ tablet will ensure you miss nothing whilst steering the boat down the Midlands canal network and our two way radio system allows you to talk to each other even when  at different ends of the boat.

There are many places to visit on the canal network including some lovely pubs and cafes or if you wish to just relax and watch the beautiful scenery roll by you can!

You may be asking yourself questions like how far can I travel in the time I have? Well we have maps and guidance for you provided on booking and also on the boat when you arrive so you can plan ahead of your stay.  You may also wish to know how far the points of interest are from the canal towpath, we have that covered too!  If you have any questions like this then please feel free to contact us through our form on our contacts page.

You can enjoy many points of interest including pubs, cafes and restaurants on your canal boat holiday In the Midlands.

See below for points of interest…

Ashby Canal Map
Ashby Canal Points of Interest
Pubs and Restaurants on the Ashby Canal the Midlands
Pubs and Restaurants on the Ashby Canal the Midlands


Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands

Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands

About Us!

“Here at Midland Mallard we aim to provide a luxury narrow-boat holiday (Canal Boat Holiday) experience in the Midlands for people wishing to visit the beautiful countryside and canal networks across the Midlands”

Based at the new luxury Bosworth Marina on the wonderful Ashby canal we aim to provide a bespoke Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands and a service that allows a family or couple to enjoy and relax among some of the U.K’s best kept and historical waterways.  Providing a friendly and professional canal boat holiday service and providing customers with safe and professional training on all aspects of boating.

Midland Mallard aim to become an industry leader in promoting green practices for Canal Boat Holidays in the Midlands. We will pride ourselves in helping our clients safely and peacefully navigate their way through the waterways and aim to identify and adopt green processes and initiatives throughout all our practices while always concentrating on luxury Canal Boat Holidays at a reasonable cost.  Our aim is to use environmentally friendly cleaning agents, conduct environmentally sound practices and carry out constant safety checks, as-well as quality checks on all aspects of the business.

Please feel free to ask any questions you wish by using our comments section below.

Want to hire a day boat on the canal?  Then take a look at Harry and Sally, the narrow boat that is based at Bosworth Marina. Visit their website for more information.

Happy holidays!