Welcome to The Lyneal Trust

making holidays accessible

The Lyneal Trust offers canal boat and cottage holidays in beautiful Shropshire for people with disabilities, illness or injury, or any other vulnerability and their family, friends and carers who may accompany them.

The Llangollen Canal weaves backwards and forwards across the Shropshire and Cheshire borders and into Clwyd and on its way passes through some of the finest scenery in the country. Three miles from Ellesmere and at the heart of the Meres district of North Shropshire, lies Lyneal Wharf, the ideal base for the start of your perfect holiday.

The Lyneal Trust can offer day trips, or full week holidays to accommodate most requirements for those important breaks. Our canal boats, as well as the cottages, are well suited to cater for the disabled or elderly, as well as their carers, to provide a lovely holiday or day out in the beautiful Shropshire countryside.


The Shropshire Lass II has completed her internal refurbishment. 

After the Easter break she will be re-painted with the new Lyneal Trust colours.

To see the Lass’ new interior use this link


In 2018 we will be launching a new holiday boat,

Shropshire Maid,

use this link to find out about her.


In 2017 we were delighted to announce the arrival of our new day boat,

Shropshire Lady,

use this link to find out all about her.






A message from the Chairman of the Lyneal Trust:

Thank you for visiting our web site, which I expect you have found by recommendation, publicity or by searching on-line for affordable accessible holiday facilities.

The Lyneal Trust is a small charity, managed and operated by a group of dedicated trustees and volunteers with a common purpose – to provide canal based recreation and holidays for people with disabilities, illnesses or vulnerabilities, and their families and carers.

We are based at Lyneal in North Shropshire, at the side of the Llangollen canal. Our facilities are all shown on this web site, along with our bookings availability and prices. You will see that our prices are approximately 50% of what you will pay commercially, and this is achieved because we are a charity operated by volunteers.

Our size enables the trustees and volunteers to have a very “hands on” approach and it is important for us to meet the needs of the people the Trust provides its facilities for, and so we thrive on guest feedback.

It is difficult to provide for all disabilities, illnesses or vulnerabilities but within the limitations of a canal or cottage holiday, we will do our best.

We look forward to welcoming you at Lyneal Wharf.

Chris Symes, Chairman, Lyneal Trust.



Click here to book your holiday now…

The Lyneal Trust is a registered charity that provides holidays and canal boat trips from its base at Lyneal Wharf.

Our facilities can be hired separately or in combinations.

Last minute special offers and short breaks are occasionally available.

Phone 01948 710708

wheelchair accessible canal boat holiday

The Lyneal Trust is registered with the Charity Commission no 516224