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Narrowboat Project

The Narrowboat Project

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Located in the City Centre on the Nottingham Canal, we offer half day, full day, residential and evening (summertime only) trips for groups of up to 24 people to experience their environment from our two 70ft narrowboats, Megan and Tinkers Leen, both staffed by our highly experienced skippers. The project began over 40 years ago, back in 1974, and has established itself as one of the most respected community boat projects in the country. We offer a safe, accessible programme, with one boat fitted with a hydraulic lift to enable access for a variety of people including wheelchair users and people with limited mobility. We provide an educational waterways experience including boat helming, working the canal’s locks, water safety and a general taster of waterways life. All of our trips with young people will offer new experiences and learning outcomes for them.Half-day and whole day trips on the Nottingham Canal and River Trent can include

  • Team Building for Groups and Corporate Enterprises
  • Waterways Safety
  • Exploration of the Natural Environment and Conservation Work
  • Exploration of the Built Environment
  • Local History and Geography
  • Art & Photography
  • Adventure Activities
  • Teamwork and Skills in Crewing a Boat
  • Boat Handling and Lock Working

Prices start at £11.25 per head

Accreditation and Risk Management

  • shakeThe Project is registered with the Canal And River Trust and is a member of the National Community Boating Association
  • Trips include expert tuition from qualified and experienced Adventure Team staff and volunteers
  • Insurance is provided through Nottingham City Council
  • Risk Assessments for all activities are in place

Duke of Edinburgh Award

AAP_LOGO_DofE_Gunmetal__2The Narrowboat Project is also an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme for Gold residentials. Work on board as a crew member gaining your “Community Crew Course” and “Boat Handling Skills” certificates endorsed by the National Community Boating Association (NCBA). Skills learnt will include boat handling, lock working, waterways safety and a general taster of waterways life all set in an informal and relaxed environment.

Contact The Narrowboat Project

0115 947 6202 ext 238
Twitter: @MEGANandTINKS