We Are Now Taking Bookings Again

Hello, Good News Regarding Covid19,

We Are Now Taking Bookings Again!

Following advice from the Canal and Rivers Trust and having received updated information from British Marine we are now taking bookings again. We hope to start operating fully again with new social distancing guidelines from July 2020. It may be even earlier, perhaps mid June.

If you wish to book a UK holiday aboard a Narrowboat on the Beautiful Ashby Canal in the Heart of the Rural Midlands Countryside then please Contact us here!

The only changes that will effect you are as follows…

  1. Please bring a face covering with you. This is so we can interact with you when there is not enough room to distance at 2m.
  2. We will also need to give instruction to just one person onboard whilst others wait outside the boat.
  3. Hand Sanitizer will be given to you to use before entering the boat.

Don’t feel afraid to be using a face mask as will will also need to be wearing one too!

So, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Kindest regards

Justin @ MidlandMallard

Lock-Free Cruising On The Ashby Canal

The Lock-less Ashby Canal

Firstly the Ashby canal is the number 1 favorite canal for people wishing to cruise the cut without the stress of having to open and close lock gates. The “Ashby” as it is known locally consists of 22 miles of lock free canal cruising and runs mainly through a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) area known for its flora and fauna.

Lock-less Ashby Canal
Lock-less Ashby Canal

Secondly, it doesn’t stop there! The Ashby Canal joins the Coventry Canal at Marston Junction and turning left towards Hawkesbury junction gives you another 1.5 miles of canal cruising before reaching a small lock (1 ft deep). From Hawksbury Junction you can head along the Oxford canal for another 13 miles without encountering any more locks. This route gives you a possible 36.5 miles of cruising with one tiny lock.

Another route without having to encounter any locks takes you through to the Coventry basin. From Hawkesbury junction stay on the Coventry canal and head south. The Coventry basin is roughly another 4 miles from here. This route gives you a total of 26 miles of lock free canal cruising.

Alternative routes would be to head right at the bottom of the Ashby canal (Marston Junction) and head towards Atherstone top lock. This journey would also add another 7 miles of lock free cruising to your journey. Together this journey gives you 29 miles of lock free Narrowboat cruising.

Lastly don’t forget there is the return journey allowing you to visit the places you may have missed journeying down. Either way we are sure you will find your experience cruising around the lock free Ashby canal a pleasant and peaceful one.

(Covid19) Corona Virus Outbreak latest

To all our Customers,

I hope you are keeping well at this testing time!
As things have been changing daily regarding the Corona Virus outbreak it has been unclear as to how we as a business should proceed.
However, following Government advice and instructions from the Canal and River Trust, today we have unfortunately had to stop any bookings that are currently taking place or would be taking place before the 14th April 2020. This is to allow time for the measures the government have in place to take effect.
If you have a booking after this date 14th April everything regarding your booking remains the same.
Please feel free to contact us through our website or the e-mail address below regarding anything you may wish to discuss!
Finally more information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
I am sure you can imagine how this is impacting on us and I am certain that you will also have similar issues at present so please bear with us whilst we try and resolve the situation as best we can.
Kindest regards

Things to do during the (Covid19) Corona Virus Outbreak

Thinking of things to do during the (Covid19) Corona Virus Outbreak?
Why not spend time socially isolating on holiday on our luxury well equipped Narrowboat the Midland Mallard?
Discounts for Couples and we won’t be beaten on price, just check our availability calendar for remaining breaks here.
We have been following the government advice on COVID19 and currently remain unaffected by the social distancing measures that are in place.
Firstly, we are taking every precaution to ensure limited people are given access to boats and we will continue to deep clean all areas of the boat on every change-over.
Secondly, given the drastic measures that the government are having to take, our industry remains one of the best in which to partake in social isolation if you so wish.
Finally more information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Kindest regards

Narrowboat Holiday Offers 2020

Midland Mallard Canal Hire

We are currently offering 10% Discount on 3-4 nights Narrowboat Holidays Booked in February 2020 for April or May 2020. That’s right we are offering 10% off any bookings for weekend or midweek breaks in April or May 2020 when you book in February 2020. Our latest offer will end on 20th February so hurry as we may not have the dates you want.

Maximum number of people to stay on board is 6 (six). This offer is not available on stays beyond 4 nights as we are already offering a discount on longer stays.

Please quote FEB10 when contacting us or calling us to redeem this offer but hurry as we are approaching our end date.

Contact US HERE

This offer is subject to our standard terms and conditions which are available on the website www.midlandmallard.com.

Happy holidays for 2020

Regards

Justin Forbes

07397 997646

Midland Mallard

10% Discount on 3-4 nights Narrowboat Holidays Booked in January 2020

We are currently offering 10% Discount on 3-4 nights Narrowboat Holidays Booked in January 2020 for couples. That’s right we are offering 10% off any bookings for weekend or midweek breaks in 2020 as long as you book and leave a deposit in January 2020. This is a one time offer and the offer will end on 31st January so hurry as we may not have the dates you want.

Maximum number of people to stay on board is 6 (six). This offer is not available on stays beyond 4 nights as we are already offering a discount on longer stays.

Please quote COUP10 when contacting us or calling us to redeem this offer but hurry as we are approaching February!

This offer is subject to our standard terms and conditions which are available on the website www.midlandmallard.com.

Happy holidays for 2020

Regards

Justin Forbes

07397 997646

Midland Mallard

Spring Break on a Narrowboat?

Midland Mallard
Canal boat hire spring

10% Off for Spring Breaks

Hiring a Narrowboat for the first time? We specialize in new boating experiences for groups of up to six people. With two bathrooms as-well so you can have as much privacy as you like.

Why not try your first trip on a canal boat on a lock free beautiful canal such is the Ashby Canal in the stunning countryside on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border.

We are currently offering 10% off any holiday booked for either a short break or a weeks hire for March or April 2020. Just quote SP20 when calling or contacting us through our website at midlandmallard.com/contact

There are so many things to do on the Ashby Canal and lots of Flora and Fauna to see. Why not take a relaxing holiday this year doing something different, you wont regret it!

Shakerstone Festival 2019

This years Shakerstone festival is nearly upon us again and we have the weekend available for 6 people aboard our fully equipped Narrowboat from 30th August to 2nd September 2019. We also have 10% off for couples booking that weekend! What more could you ask for?

The festival runs from 31st August to 1st September. Prices for the festival range from £12 and children go free. for more information please see their website http://www.shackerstonefestival.co.uk/

For more information or to book that weekend please go to… midlandmallard.com

10% Off for Couples

We are currently offering 10% off any Canal Boat holidays booked by any couple in August 2019. 2020 dates are also available. For further information please contact us or go to our new Shop for available dates and prices.

Narrowboat holidays 10% Off

Have a great Break with Midland Mallard