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/
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.
This weekend the Real Ale festival gets underway at the Market Bosworth Steam Train Station. “The Battlefield Line” is named after the battle that saw the end of Richard iii rein as King and saw the new and first of the Tudor kings.
Over this weekend the CAMRA event will again showcase some of the finest traction engines in the country along with many local beers and ciders.
If you wish to visit the event please see the website
If you ever wondered what the Ashby Canal looks like from a Narrowboat then look no further! David of “Cruising the Cut” has been cruising up the Ashby Canal. David has created a wonderful video for people to view the Ashby in all its glory…. Happy viewing!
If you wish to stay on a Narrowboat on the Wonderful Ashby canal or if you wish to book a holiday again on the Midland Mallard Holiday Boat then please feel free to contact us here @ midlandmallard.com
Throughout June 2019 Market Bosworth will again host the annual Bosworth festival. Showcasing Music, events, entertainment and lots of interesting things to see and do. In the Parish field on June 22nd from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm you can enjoy Spanish music and Bollywood dance. There are also other entertainments such as craft food stalls and things for children.
Midland Mallard offer a luxury Narrowboat to stay on which is just a stones throw away from Market Bosworth. We provide everything you would wish to have at your disposal allowing you to enjoy the most of the coming summer.
We are currently offering 10% off Narrowboat holidays for 3 or 4 nights booked in January. That’s right we are offering 10% off any bookings for weekend or midweek breaks in 2019 as long as you book and leave a deposit in January 2019. 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.
This offer is subject to our standard terms and conditions which are available on the website www.midlandmallard.com.
Ever wondered what happened to those Terrapins that were bought back in the 90’s during the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles craze? Well guess what! they are making a comeback, there are Turtles in the Ashby Canal.
Yesterday 8th June 2018 whilst on holiday on the Midland Mallard Narrowboat a most unusual creature was spotted basking on a log. The location of this log and Turtle will remain a secret for now but will be given to holiday makers booking a stay on the Midland Mallard. click here to book.
Canal boat holidays on the Ashby canal always throw up unusual sights such as snake skin, water voles, birds of pray and weird and wonderful fish. Sturgeon have been found but none so as exotic as this!
Normally found in North America Terrapins can grow up to about the size of a dinner-plate. This one was. Turtles are classed as an invasive species. There has been lots of work carried out by the Canal and River Trust trying to eradicate Turtles so it is even more of a surprise they are still being found. However they continue to survive in the canals and rivers of the UK
To come and visit us and view some of the most unusual wildlife in the country and if you wish to book a Narrowboat (Barge) for hire on the Ashby canal on the Leicestershire Warwickshire border please contact Justin on tel:+(0)7397 997646 or visit midlandmallard.com for more information
This bank holiday saw the best weather of the year with lots of wildlife making an appearance, a perfect day for our new boaters Keith and his friends shown above.
Below are some images captured on Monday 7th May 2018 in and around the Ashby Canal Network in the heart of rural Leicestershire…
We spotted Moorhens nesting with three little chicks and plenty of fish, if anyone can identify them please do and let us know what you think!
If you wish to take a holiday on a narrowboat packed with luxury for either three nights, four nights, seven nights or longer then please contact us on tel: 07397 997646 or visit our website midlandmallard.com