A Day Trip on The Lady

Ever wondered what it could be like to spend a day travelling the Llangollen Canal?
Take a look at this video we filmed back in 2019 of ‘A Day on the Shropshire Lady’, our day trip boat, heading to Whixall Marina on the Prees Branch.
Our guests were the children from a local Church and they all had a fantastic time aboard the Lady, enjoying the views and the sunshine, and even having a go at helping out at the lift bridges.
P.S. The Lady doesn’t really go this fast!
To find out more about the Shropshire Lady and further information on booking, visit our website here: https://www.lyneal-trust.org.uk/the-shropshire-lady…/

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct News

Although the navigation and towpath over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct will be closed to enable repairs to the cast iron handrail to be safely carried out until Friday 19th March, you can get a good sense of crossing it on foot from this video clip. This is a favourite adventure for hirers of the Shropshire Lass and the Shropshire Maid.

Sit back, relax and immerse yourself with our virtual experience of thebreathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site.

Chirk Tunnel Update 2021

Chirk Tunnel News

A reminder that the towpath through Chirk Tunnel and across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal have been closed for winter works and are due to re-open on 20th March 2021. We hope we’ll be allowed to send the Shropshire Lass and the Shropshire Maid out from Easter onwards, depending on Government decisions in England and Wales of course.

Chirk Tunnel

Life Jackets ready to go !

Another annual job done !

Just back from their annual service, our Skippers’ life-jackets are just one of the many safety features on each of our boats. We’re looking forward to the day when we can safely release the Lady, the Lass and the Maid from their lock-down at Lyneal Wharf.

Safety on the Lyneal Trust Canal BoatSafety on the Lyneal Trust Canal Boat


Santa Cruises – 2019

Welcome to this year’s Santa Cruises!


Santa Cruises are designed primarily for children and include a trip along the canal, approximately 45 minutes, during which there will be music and refreshments.

On return to the Wharf cottage both adults and children will meet Santa in his Winter Wonderland.


Cruises are taking place on Saturday 14, Sunday 15, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December.

They start at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm.  Tickets are £8 per person, maximum 12 places per cruise.

Adults to be kept to a minimum, just sufficient for supervision.


To book: download the booking form (link below) and return by email to bookings@lyneal-trust.org.uk

Please read the Terms and Conditions prior to booking.

Places on a cruise will be only be confirmed when both a booking form is received, and payment is made.

Payment can be made by cheque made payable to Lyneal Trust to the address on the booking form or

direct into the Trust’s bank account: Nat West 55 50 05 Account 55924131 quoting the party leader’s name as reference.


Santa Cruise Booking Form

Santa Cruise Terms and Conditions


IWA Annual Winter Walk January 2019

Saturday 5th January saw the Annual Winter Walk for the Shrewsbury & North Wales Branch of the Inland Waterways Association (IWA).  Led by Lyneal Trust volunteer Steve Bristow (extreme right of photo in his gilet jaune), the short walk started and ended at the Morris’s Bridge NNR car park and included a stretch of the Llangollen Canal which most volunteers probably know quite well.  The group had lunch at the Whixall Marina Café (https://www.lyneal-trust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Whixall-Cafe-Leaflet-August-2018.pdf) which is rapidly becoming a favourite lunch destination for day trips aboard the Shropshire Lady.


Details of the Walk can be found at https://www.waterways.org.uk/shrewsbury/pdf/whixall_walk_jan19 and is taken from the Whixall Walks booklet http://www.whixallparish.org.uk/Whixall%20Walks%20Book%20v8%20final.pdf where it is Walk No. 10.  A short video clip can be found on the IWA S&NW Branch’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/388651831206061/posts/2497751363629420/.

Open Day

Our Open Day is an ideal opportunity to see first hand the facilities the Trust offers.  Come and see the specially adapted canal boats, cottage and chalets at Lyneal Wharf.

The Wharf will be open between 11am and 3pm.

If you are interested in taking a day trip or a holiday come and see what is available.

Chair of the Trust, Chris Symes, explains that we are also hoping to recruit new volunteers:

“There are plans to build at least 1 new boat and we are looking for more volunteers to help run the life-changing service.  The facilities we offer mean a lot to the people who are coping with all sorts of challenges.  It is amazingly rewarding to see what a positive effect our boats and cottages can have and we would love more people to join in and help us”

New recruits will undertake tasks such as skippering a canal boat on a day trip or meeting holiday groups on their arrival at the wharf.  All training is provided.

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open day - the Lyneal Trust