Badger and Mole are two of the best equipped and most comfortable canal boats available for daily hire.
It is also possible to hire them for short breaks on a pro rata pricing.
The Ashby Canal is lock free passing through beautiful rural landscapes, and in places having the look of a slow meandering natural river. Stoke Golding a village in Warwickshire is the start of the days hire, which is 7½ hrs between 9.30am – 5pm or 10am – 5.30pm or 10.30am – 6.00pm or 11am – 6.30pm
Day Boats are easy to handle and no experience or qualifications are required. Tuition is given and takes about 30 minutes if you are inexperienced or need a refresher.
A “steerer” for the day can be provided at a cost of £60:00 extra, by arrangement at the time of booking.
PRICES ARE PER DAY (A day is 7½ hours)
Dayboat Mole, mored up for freshments at Sutton Cheney Wharf, click to enlarge. Extra hours or late return will be charged at £10.00 per hour.
To remind you, Mole and Badger can be taken out for short breaks, prices are charged at the daily 6- 12 persons rate multiplied by the number of days taken. Bedding is provided for up to 2 people.
A maximum of 12 people are legally allowed on a hired day boat (dogs are welcome). Reserve your canal day boat early by telephoning to avoid disappointment. A £50.00 deposit is required, which can be paid over the phone with a debit card. On the day the balance of the hire charge is to be paid, plus a £100:00 refundable damage deposit in cash. On return the £100:00 will then be refunded provided the boat is returned on time and without any breakages.
Badger and Mole can both be booked for short breaks, at any time of the year on a pro rata pricing basis, with a 1 to 4 person rate applying during the Winter months, i.e. October to March inclusive.
During the Summer months the 5 to 12 person rate will apply.
Badger and Mole both have the facility to sleep 2 people on one make up double berth.
3 hour skippered trip – Try your hand at steering a narrowboat under instruction or just relax and let the countryside pass by.
Trips run on Wednesdays and Saturdays at off peak times. Booking is essential and subject to availability. Price is £20 per person.