Frequently asked questions

What are the sizes of the lift on the boats?

Shropshire Lass Cruiser’s lift is 49 ins x  31 ½ ins (125 cms x 80 cms)
Shropshire Lad Day Boat’s lift is 47 ins x  29 ½ ins (120 cms x 75 cms)

What size of wheelchair can be accommodated?

The maximum width on the Shropshire Lass is 24 ins (61 cms)
The maximum width on the Shropshire Lad is 24 ins (61 cms)

Can I recharge equipment on the boat?

Some electrical equipment can be recharged on the Lass, for example mobile phones and electric wheelchairs.

What are the facilities like on the canal?

There are a good number of pubs, shops and marinas all within easy access of the canal. Groups are provided with a booklet prior to arrival, which lists the facilities available and highlights any particular access problems.

Is there a shaving point on the Shropshire Lass?

No, there is no shaving point on the Shropshire Lass, but a standard three point plug (240v) is available for use. This can be used to recharge a range of electrical equipment, including for some medical purposes.

This point is also suitable for use as a shaving point with a suitable adaptor (not supplied).

How far can we go on the canal boat?

The speed limit on the canal is 4 mph and although this means you could travel a good distance in a day, canal holidays provide the ideal opportunity to relax and get away from the hurly burly of every day life. A group staying for a week’s stay should comfortably aim to travel to Llangollen and back, providing ample opportunity to enjoy the local towns and sights on the way.

Are there hoists for the beds?

No – there are no hoists

One of the upper bunks on the Lass can be pushed up out of the way to enable easy access to the lower bunk.  It is recommended that the moving of the upper bunk is done under the supervision of an able bodied person.

Can I bring my dog or other pets?

Pets are only allowed by prior agreement at the time of booking.

‘In the interest of hygiene, all groups hiring the boat(s) are asked to ensure that pets are adequately walked and the boat(s) is swept clean of dog hairs prior to departure from the boat at the end of holiday.

Where can we park our car if we are using the boats?

There are ample parking facilities at the wharf side and groups are asked to use only the parking bays provided.

Groups are also advised to ensure that their cars are properly secured as vehicles are parked at the owners risk.