THE Canal & River Trust and Drifters Waterway Holidays are offering people the chance to try canal boating for free at 19 locations across England and Wales, including several nearby in Warwickshire.
The taster sessions will include free short trips on skippered narrowboats, as well as boat tours and holiday discounts.
People of all ages are encouraged to take part and no advanced booking is required.
People in Warwickshire will be able to try boating at hire bases in Coventry Canal Basin and Wootton Wawen.
Gareth Stephens, National Boating Business Manager at the Canal & River Trust, said: “We believe that waterways have the power to make a real difference to people’s lives and that spending time by water makes us all healthier and happier.
“Thousands of people already enjoy boating holidays on our beautiful 2,000-mile network of inland waterways, and these free canal boat taster sessions are a great way to know that this sort of holiday is for you, before committing to a weekend or longer break.”
Further details about the open day events can be found at www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/trycanalboating .
The participating bases in Warwickshire are: Anglo Welsh, Canal Wharf, Wootton Wawen, Henley-in-Arden B95 6BZ, 01564 793427 firstname.lastname@example.org
Valley Cruises, Coventry Canal Basin, St Nicholas Street, Coventry CV1 4LY, 024 76393333 email@example.com