Canal Boat Holiday Midlands on the Ashby Canal

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” on this rural and beautiful part of the Midlands countryside.

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Late availability canal boat hire

Here at Midland Mallard we provide narrowboats (canal boats) for hire. If you decide to book late please click the link to contact us about booking a late availability narrowboat.

Where are we based?

Based at Market Bosworth marina, Midland Mallard canal boat holidays provide a flexible six berth Narrowboat (Hotel Boat). Available for groups of two to 6 people and steered by you our customer following some training. Midland Mallard are a self drive holiday hire company registered by the “Canal and River Trust” under license number 90952936.

Areas we cover

We provide Narrowboat holidays in the Midlands, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Coventry and Stoke on Trent. Other accessible areas of the canal network are Shakerstone, Hinckley, Snarestone, Nuneaton, Market Bosworth, Congerstone, Stoke Golding, Rugby, Tamworth and the Coventry basin.

What we provide

We provide Canal Boat Holidays in the Midlands, barge holidays, boat hire and Narrowboat hire in Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Coventry, Staffordshire and the West Midlands countryside. We provide everything you need to feel safe and comfortable on your trip with us!

Click here to view the Midland Mallard narrowboat layout and spec…

Based at Market Bosworth
Based at Market Bosworth

About your stay with us!

Your stay on board will give you access to 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 your canal boat holiday In the Midlands will be tranquil. 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? This stretch of the canal is lock free and 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

Avaiable Dates Midland Mallard

Things to do

You may wish to stay in the historic town of Market Bosworth, the final battle scene for King Richard III. Market Bosworth is just a few short minutes walk 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? You could meander through the SSSI countryside a (Site of Special Scientific Interest) which boasts a great many species of wildlife. Whilst being beautiful the Ashby canal also has lots of pubs and restaurants to visit and shown below…

Pubs and Restaurants on the Ashby Canal

During your Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands you might wish to visit some pubs or restaurants 14 of which are detailed below..

Pubs and Restaurants on the Ashby Canal the Midlands
Pubs and Restaurants on the Ashby Canal the Midlands

Whats on board?

Entertainment on board comprises of digital SMART t.v. with Netflix and YouTube. We also have a top of the range “Kenwood” audio system with DAB radio and Bluetooth. Why not bring your own sounds and and play them through our system? Or you could just relax to the sounds of nature passing by.

Justin Forbes Midland Mallard Canal Boat

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.

Our Aims

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).

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!

How will we know where to go?

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 on the boat when you arrive.

During your canal boat holiday in the Midlands you may 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


Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands

Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands

Day Boat Hire Nottingham

If you wish to hire a GRP day boat before you hire a Narrowboat then we can also provide “Sandyback” our river boat based at Beeston Marina in Nottingham. For more information please visit the website at Nottingham Boat Hire.

River Trent Day Boat Hire

About Us!

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

Based at the new luxury Marina on the wonderful Ashby canal we aim to provide a bespoke Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands and surrounding area. We run a service that allows a family or couple to enjoy, relaxing 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.

Our Aims

Midland Mallard aim to become an industry leader in promoting green practices. We pride ourselves in helping our clients safely and peacefully navigate their way through the waterways. We aim to use best practice initiatives throughout, whilst 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.

Day Boat Hire Ashby Canal

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

Happy holidays!