Union Wharf South
Leicestershire, LE16 7BJ
Ph: 01858 432123
Canal Boat Club At Union Wharf is located at Market Harborough in Leicestershire, an attractive market town whose centre is within walking distance of Union Wharf. Market Harborough is a pleasant, bustling market town with an impressive array of Georgian buildings and a church with a 14th century spire. Probably one of the best reasons to visit this part of the world is for nearby Foxton Locks where a flight of ten consecutive locks climb up a hill on the Grand Union Canal.
The Foxton Locks are ten canal locks consisting of two "staircases" each of five locks, located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal about 5 km west of the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough and are named after the nearby village of Foxton. They form the northern terminus of a 20-mile summit level that passes Husbands Bosworth, Crick and ends with the Watford flight. Staircase locks are used where a canal needs to climb a steep hill, and consist of groups of locks which open directly into each other. Foxton Locks are the largest flight of such staircase locks on the English canal system.
The Grade II* listed locks are a popular tourist attraction and the county council has created a country park at the top. At the bottom, where the junction with the arm to Market Harborough is located, there are two public houses, a shop, trip boat and other facilities.
Accommodation is on a narrowboat which travels between two and four m.p.h., cruising from Canal Boat Club At Union Wharf for six miles takes you onto the Grand Union where you can travel north towards Leicester or south through Foxton Locks. Foxton has two staircases of locks, each with five locks to navigate. For cruising purposes guests must be fit and able bodied and comply with the minimum occupancy policy. Built and fitted here in the United Kingdom, craftsmen blend modern materials with traditional skills to create the now famous Canaltime narrowboat. Thoughtful design and subtle emphasis on light and space combine to create superbly appointed boats.
Cruising is subject to guests accepting the compulsory tuition, which is only available on check-in days. In exceptional circumstances you may not be able to cruise if the Marina staff are not confident in your ability to use the Narrowboat. Minimum number of able bodied persons required is 2.
£500 Refundable Security & Damage Deposit, this is taken as a credit card swipe and is refundable subject to the boat being returned clean, in good order and on time. Pets £30 per pet per week. 4 Berth Utility Fee £45, 6 Berth Utility Fee £57.50 per week. £90 fuel deposit - The boat is handed over ready fuelled but does not include the fuel consumed. A fuel deposit is payable at the start of your holiday. At the end of your holiday period the boat must be refuelled and any difference to the deposit paid will be refunded or charged. £50 Damage waiver - optional, but recommended. It is advisable, for your safety, to watch the Canal & River Trust DVD. This can be viewed online at http://www.video-server.co.uk/boaters-video.php , alternatively please conatct Canal Boat Club and they will send one to you.