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You can book your holiday or day trip by using the calendar below. Choose the month and the chart will indicate which dates are free.

Before booking please read the terms and conditions of hire paying particular attention to:

  • Payment of deposit and balance/full payment
  • Hire periods and start and finish times
  • Number of able bodied /carers recommended
  • Nomination of person in charge of boat
  • Cancellation charges

You can book multiple or combinations of our facilities, for example 2 day trips on the Shropshire Lady, or the Cottage and Chalets and the Shropshire Lady together. You will need to book them individually ie for 2 day trips you will need to book the Lady for each day required.

The booking system is designed for holidays with overnight stays.  When booking the Lady please be aware the system will assume you will stay overnight.  This is not the case, the latest time the Lady can be hired to is 6pm.  Click and book the day you wish to take a trip.

Please note as well as booking on line a booking form will need to be completed.  Forms can be found below.



If you need any help or have a question before booking please contact the Trust 01948 710708, but you may find your question answered through the frequently asked questions section.

Once you have booked through the automated booking system please download and complete the appropriate booking form and email it to

Booking forms:

Shropshire Lady

Shropshire Lass II

Wharf Cottage and Chalets


Please note:  All our facilities can be hired separately or in combinations.


Need some help to pay for your holiday?

The Basil Houghton Memorial Trust was set up in 2002 in order to support people with learning disabilities to fulfil their dreams or aspirations.  One of the criteria is that the individual or group beneficiary must be resident or based in Shropshire.  For more information use this link.


shropshire canal holiday cottages for disabled and vunerable people

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