UPDATE March 2021 – Message from the Trustees.
It appears as if there is ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ where Covid-19 is concerned and the Trust hopes to be in a position to run trips this summer. However in order to ensure both passengers and crew are safe, additional procedures and possibly restricted capacity may need to be put in place. All this is under review.
If you are considering making a provisional booking please email email@example.com INSTEAD of using the BOOK button on the website. Thank you
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.