Exploring the Tranquil Beauty of the Canals with Midland Mallard


Welcome to the Midland Mallard blog! We’re delighted to have you join us on this virtual journey as we explore the serene and captivating world of canal boating. Whether you’re a seasoned boater or a curious adventurer seeking a unique holiday experience, exploring the tranquil beauty of the canals with Midland Mallard offers an exceptional opportunity to cruise the picturesque waterways of the Midlands in England. So, sit back, relax, and let us take you on an unforgettable canal adventure!

Bridge 44 Ashby Canal
Canal Cruises with Midland Mallard

Discover the Midlands’ Hidden Gems:

The Midlands is renowned for its stunning canal network, which weaves its way through idyllic countryside, historic towns, and vibrant cities. Midland Mallard allows you to embark on a voyage of discovery, unveiling hidden gems along the way. From the peaceful tranquillity of the Ashby Canal to the vibrant atmosphere of Birmingham’s Gas Street Basin, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Unwind in Comfort and Style:

When it comes to canal boating, Midland Mallard offers the perfect blend of comfort and style. Our luxurious narrowboats are thoughtfully designed to provide all the amenities you need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. From cosy bedrooms to well-equipped kitchens and spacious living areas, you’ll feel right at home as you navigate the waterways at your own pace.

Immerse Yourself in Nature:

One of the greatest joys of canal boating is the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. As you gently cruise along the canals, you’ll be surrounded by lush greenery, native wildlife, and a sense of tranquillity that is hard to find elsewhere. Keep an eye out for graceful swans, playful otters, and a variety of bird species as you explore the diverse ecosystems that thrive along the waterways.

Step Back in Time:

The canals of the Midlands are steeped in history, and a journey with Midland Mallard offers a chance to step back in time. From historic locks and tunnels to quaint canal-side pubs and industrial heritage sites, every twist and turn of the waterways tells a fascinating story. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Midlands as you pass through centuries-old structures and embrace the region’s cultural legacy.

Create Lasting Memories:

Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or even embarking on a solo adventure, a canal boating holiday with Midland Mallard promises to create lasting memories. Spend leisurely evenings gathered on the deck, savouring delicious meals cooked onboard, and sharing stories under the starlit sky. Each day presents new opportunities for adventure, relaxation, and bonding, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience for everyone involved.


Midland Mallard invites you to embark on a captivating canal boating adventure through the heart of the Midlands. Discover the region’s hidden gems, unwind in luxurious comfort, immerse yourself in nature, step back in time, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful escape or an exciting exploration, our well-appointed narrowboats and friendly team are ready to make your dream holiday a reality. So, set sail with Midland Mallard and experience the tranquillity and beauty of the canals like never before!

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Exploring the tranquil beauty of the canals with Midland Mallard