UPDATE May 2021 – Message from the Trustees.
It is with regret that the Trustees have decided NOT to operate day trips in 2021, so will not be accepting booking enquiries.
The need to keep all passengers and volunteers safe has proved to be more complex than first envisaged and it was felt that a firm decision NOT to operate was in preference to accepting provisional bookings with the distinct possibility of cancellation.
Llangollen Canal Boat Trust will still exist next year and we hope Covid will be under control, allowing trips to operate as in the past.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Vale of Llangollen Canal Boat Trust is a registered charity and was formed in 1983 to raise money to build a narrowboat to provide day trips for disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages.
The Trust has a new boat Lady Winifred which was launched on the 30th June 2019. This is our day trip boat which runs trips from March to October each year. Lady Winifred and the Trust is run by a team of volunteers. Our patrons are David Essex, Aled Jones and Brian Kay
Registered Charity No 513892
How Much Does It Cost?
The Trust relies on donations to run the Charity. It suggests if it is possible for a donation of £100.00 per day trip for up to 12 people, however if you feel that you donate more ,please do so.
How Many Passengers Can The Boat Take?
For Half-Day and Day-Trips Lady Winifred can take up to 12 people (including helpers). The ratio of helpers to disabled people must be determined by those making the booking. No more than three people in wheelchairs on day trips.
What Special Facilities Does The Boat Have?
The boat has a hydraulic lift to assist people in wheelchairs aboard. The toilet and washing facilities are designed for disabled people. Windows are large and set low to provide a good, clear view of the canal.
Who Can Book the boat?
Bookings can be made for disabled people of any age. The boat can be booked by groups (schools, clubs, homes, etc.), by families who have a disabled member, or by individuals. Wherever possible bookings will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.