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Monday, November 24, 2014

Wheelchair Friendly Canal Boats

Find disabled and wheelchair accessible canal boat hire and canal boat trusts that offer holidays and short breaks for people with a range of disabilities including wheelchair users. There are a number of accessible and adapted boats offering holidays for the disabled in canals throughout the UK. Check out the listings below for details.
 

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Enjoy a canal boat holiday specially equipped for disabled people and their families with wheelchair accessible ramps, hydraulic lifts, hoist tracking systems, medical bed, accessible shower and flushing toilet. Cruise the historic Grand Union Canal through the beautiful countryside of the Chiltern Hills and venture into Camden and Regent's Park for pubs, shops and restaurants. Click the site to discover more.
Hampshire based organisation with two accessible boats with one catering for up to 6 wheelchair users. Based on the Basingstoke Canal.
Offers accessible canal boat hire and disabled canal boat holidays and short breaks in the UK. View brochures, boat details and the canals available.
A charity running the Shropshire Lass, a 70 foot, 8 berth canal boat adapted for disabled use.
Provides canal cruising for the disabled in Scotland using specially constructed canal boats on the Caledonian, Union and Forth and Clyde canals. Also offers a holiday boat in Falkirk. Includes booking and donation details plus news.
Provides accessible canal trips on canals of North West England aboard a specially converted wheelchair friendly narrow boat.
Has four accessible canal boats 12 berth, 10 berth and 6 berth with hydraulic lifts, wide doors and access ramps and disabled WC's. Berkshire based.
Providing details of inaccessible canal narrowboat available to enjoy the waterways of London and sleeping up to 12 guests. Site provides details of the vessel and how to book.
Details of a specially adapted 40 foot long narrow boat for up to 12 people complete with wheelchair ramps. Available to families and groups in the Warrington area.
Hire a specially adapted narrowboat providing wheelchair access on, off and throughout the boat. Beatrice is a specially designed wheelchair friendly 53ft - 4 berth narrowboat and is available for hire for you, your family and pets to enjoy the waterways of Warwickshire. Site provides images, narrowboat layout and booking information.