Footage of the Ashby Canal

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

Turtles in the Ashby Canal

Things to see on the Ashby Canal

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 

Happy Holidays!

Midland Mallard