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Canal Boat Club At Union Wharf
Union Wharf South Market Harborough Leicestershire LE16 7BJ England, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE16 7BJ
England
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.

Alert Notes:

£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.

Unit Facilities

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Central Heating
  • VCR Player
  • Music Centre
  • Linens included
  • Towels included
  • Pets Allowed maximum 2 pets per boat.

Resort Facilities

  • Boating
  • Cruising
  • Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Marina
  • Parking for one car is free additional cars charged at £3.50 per day.

Area Facilities

  • Golf Course
  • Grocery Store
  • Medical Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Snack Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • Bars
  • Shops
  • Bus Service.

Unit Configuration

Check In / Out

  • Check In:
    Earliest: 1330 hours.
    Latest:
  • Check Out:
    Earliest:
    Latest: Before 0930 hours.

Airport

  • Birmingham 45 miles.

Directions

Canal Boat Club At Union Wharf is based on the Market Harborough arm of the Grand Union Canal in Leicestershire. Leave the M1 at Junction 20 and take the A4304 signposted Market Harborough. Travel for approximately 12 miles and you will arrive in Market Harborough. Follow signs for town centre. Turn left at mini-roundabout. Follow one-way system and at T-Junction turn left. Leaving the town centre behind you go through a chicane and continue up the hill passing the 'Police station' on the left. Just before the 'Union Inn Hotel' (pub) turn left and follow the road around until you reach the car park. The reception office is on the right hand side.

Please contact the Resort at least 24 hours before your stay to confirm time of arrival and number in your party - 01858 432123. The office closes at 5.00pm March to October and 4.00pm November to February.

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