The most popular trip on the Lad is to head west through Ellesmere.
The furthest recommended trip is to the Narrow Boat Inn at Maestermyn where you can stop for lunch (use this link for a typical menu). This is a full day trip, approximately 3 hours there and 2 hours 45 minutes return depending on the traffic on the canal. If you wish to lunch at the Narrow Boat, please phone the Inn and book a table – 07854 029213. Service normally ends at 2.30pm so take this into account in your planning for the day but you should check when you book.
The shortest trip is to Ellesmere. There is a turning spot about 20 minutes past the town which will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes each way. A trip to the junction of the Llangollen and Montgomery canals will take in the region of 2 hours 15 minutes each way. For a breakdown of approximate distances and time between the Wharf and various bridges please click here. The green lines indicate turning points.
East bound there are 2 options. Firstly to the junction with the Prees branch which will take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes each way. Secondly, going up the Prees branch and turning in Whixall marina taking approximately 2 hours 15 minutes each way. This trip goes through 2 lift bridges which will need manhandling each way. For a breakdown of approximate distances and time between the Wharf and various bridges please click here. The green lines indicate turning points.
We are happy to help you with planning your trips, so do get in touch and we will try to answer and questions, and guide you through your trip