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

Discount on 3 or 4 night stay in March and April

Spring Discount for Narrowboat Hire in March & April

We are currently offering a 15% Discount on all holidays booked for March and April 2018. All you have to do is quote SPRING18″ when contacting us to book a holiday on the Ashby canal. Yes that’s correct you will receive 15% off holidays in March or April, but hurry as this is a limited time offer. Offer ends Friday 2nd March 2018.

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To confirm this offer please go to our contact us page and fill in the dates and period you wish to book and we will do the rest.

This offer is only available when booking direct through us and is open for a limited time only. Our usual terms and conditions apply.

 

Spring Me a Cup Of Tea Please!

Midland Mallard Radios.
Midland Mallard Radios.

This spring Midland Mallard are introducing a new product to enable better communication between the captain and group members whilst steering the boat.

Having listened to your suggestion in 2017 we are introducing two way radios to help you speak with your group.  Long gone are the days when you are desperate for a coffee but your group are relaxing at the Bow of the boat whilst you steer them about,  Canal boat journeys around the Ashby canal will no longer be a waiting game for the Skipper,  you can now contact them instantly,  that’s right there will be a constant flow of drinks for the Captain!

Order your cup of tea or coffee at the click of a button or send your helpers out to look for mooring spaces in advance with the Motorola H20 waterproof two way radios.

The new system will be in operation from the Spring of 2018 and on-wards and we are awaiting your feedback.  Why not book for this spring and be the first to test them out?

Click on the following link to contact us 

The Ashby Canal is one of the most beautiful canals in the country and spring is one of the best times to see it in its full glory so why not book your Canal Boat Holiday with us!

Best regards!

Midland Mallard

Shackerstone Family Festival

On Saturday 3rd September and Sunday the 4th September Shakerstone will host the the 23rd Shackerstone Family Festival.

Tickets booked in advance are a bargain at £20 for two adults or £15 each on the door. Tickets can be obtained from the following link http://www.shackerstonefestival.co.uk/TICKETS2017.htm

Shackerstine Festival 2017

Midland Mallard canal boat will be available during the week from 28th August to September 1st, why not try out both? We offer a six berth family boat with two bathrooms and wifi.

Prices start from as little as £735 including all the necessary instruction, safety equipment and fuel all included.