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Book Your Canal Boat Holiday In The Midlands

Midlands Canal Boat Hire

Are you looking for a Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands? Firstly you are in the right place and thank you for choosing your Canal Boat Holiday with Midland Mallard. Secondly no matter the length of your canal boat holiday we’re sure that you’ll have a great time cruising the cut with us! Thirdly we will provide “probably the best equipped boat” on this rural and beautiful part of the Midlands countryside. In conclusion You won’t find a more reasonably priced Narrowboat Holiday in the UK.

Holidays Based on the Ashby Canal

Midland Mallard are located on the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal or more commonly known as Ashby Canal at Market Bosworth marina. You can access all areas of the Canal network by joining the Coventry Canal at Marston Junction at the start of the Ashby canal. We also cover canal boat hire on the Coventry canal and are based close to the Coventry Basin. Also provided for each canal boat holiday is our flexible six berth Narrowboat (Hotel Boat) which has a luxury, well equipped flexible layout. We provide Wi-Fi on our canal boats. We are available for groups of two to 6 people which are 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.

Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands

Midland Mallard provide Narrowboat holidays in the Midlands, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Coventry, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Stoke on Trent. We provide trips on the Ashby canal from Shakerstone, Hinckley, Snarestone, Nuneaton, Market Bosworth, Congerstone, Stoke Golding to Rugby, Tamworth and the Coventry basin Hawksbury Junction and the Atherstone flight.

About your holiday 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.

If you are looking for boating holidays, barge hire, canal boat holidays or Narrowboat holidays in the midlands you’ve come to the right place. Here at Midland Mallard we provide narrowboats (canal boats) for hire on the Ashby canal in the Midlands. We are between 10% and 50% cheaper than comparison websites like Hoseasons. Secondly others charge for listing on their sites. We also do not charge VAT. If you decide to book a late break please click the link to contact us about booking. Late availability narrowboat hire in a beautiful location is our forte.

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What’s on board the Narrowboat?

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. We will send you maps for points of interest on the Ashby Canal…

What things are there to do on the Ashby Canal?

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 which runs parallel? 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.


Narrowboating the most gorgeous stretch of canal (Ashby canal)