The boatyard of Union Wharf can be found in Market Harborough, just south of Leicester. Union Wharf offers a choice of narrowboats, sleeping between 4 and 10 people - whether you're looking for a romantic break afloat, or you want to show the kids how great a boating holiday can be, there will be a narrowboat at Union Wharf to suit your fancy. Union Wharf is situated close to the Foxton Locks, and allows easy access to the North Oxford Canal and South Oxford Canal. The picture on the left shows you the routes you can explore on your holiday
Enjoy a gentle cruise through Cotswold countryside, which first takes you down the North Oxford Canal via Braunston and Napton Junctions and onto the South Oxford Canal, well known for its meandering route to the Thames.
The narrowboats you can choose from at Union Wharf are: "Union Grebe" which sleeps 4 people; "Union Eagle" which sleeps 7; and "Union Owl" which sleeps 10 people.
All boats at Union Wharf have a 240 volt electrical system; 12 volt sockets for a mobile phone (and other 12v devices); central heating; galley with cooker, fridge, and that all-important kettle; there is a TV and DVD played on-board; a shower with electrical flush toilet.
As with most narrowboats, the narrowboats at Union Wharf have "tiller" steering - which means you stand at the back of the boat to control your vessel.
Topcraft Cruisers is a family
run boat-yard, supplying top quality cruisers for your boating holiday. Ranging
from 2 berth to 8 berth - there's bound to be something which takes your fancy. If
you're after a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads, this could be the place for
you to hire your boat from.
Royalls Boatyard is a family
run boat-yard, supplying a range of top quality cruisers for your boating holiday. Situated
in Wroxham, this boat-yard makes an ideal starting point for you Norfolk Broads adventure.
Heritage Narrow Boats allows you
to rent a variety of canal boats - coming in a range of berthages, from 2 - 12. A great place to explore
several canals - including the Huddersfield
Canal, Cheshire Ring, Four Counties Ring, Macclesfield Canal, Peak Forest Canal or the
A boatyard in Scotland, Falkirk Marina is on Forth & Clyde and Union Canal. This boatyard is
an ideal base to cruise to Edinburgh or Glasgow. You can also take your narrowboat through the iconic
Falkirk Wheel; it's worth having a look at Falkirk Marina for a Scottish canal holiday.
For a Norfolk Broads adventure starting in Wroxham, try Summercraft cruisers. A great position on the River Bure, you
can take in the high ways and by-ways of the Norfolk Broads. Have a look at the Potter Heigham bridge too!
Anderson Boats has a reputation
for the high standards of its boats - which are available for you to cruise down a whole host of
canals, including the Llangollen Canal, Macclesfield Canal,
The Cheshire Ring, Four Counties Ring, Chester and Shropshire Union Canal. With a choice of
narrowboats which sleep between 2 people (great for a romantic break) to 8 people.
The houseboats from Hippersons boatyard are on the River Waveney at Beccles. These houseboats make a fantastic
holiday if you're looking to holiday on the Norfolk Broads - but don't want to cruise the broads and rivers.
Enjoy a boating holiday on the Thames, or on the Kennet and Avon Canal, with the narrow boat Gina, available from Mill Green in Caversham. Sleeping 6 people, with is lovely narrow boat to explore the waterways.