• Image of autumn trees relfected in a river
Reasons to get outside this Autumn

11 October 2022|0 Comments

During this changing season, there may be colder temperatures and shorter days but there’s still plenty to look forward to.  Take some time to get outside and enjoy the many benefits that being in nature can bring.  According to a [...]

Meet our Volunteers – Steve

20 May 2022|0 Comments

  Steve first heard about CanalAbility when he was volunteering at a local day centre and enjoyed a day on our boats with his care group. He had a go at steering the boat and was asked if [...]

Meet our Volunteers – Mary

10 May 2022|0 Comments

  Mary has been involved with CanalAbility from the very start when we launched the newly adapted canal boat Stort Challenger. Mary has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and was initially asked along as a representative of the MS Society [...]

  • in a yellow background there is a photo of CanalAbility volunteer, Peter. The following words are to the right of the image"Meet Peter. We asked our volunteers what they gained personally from volunteering with CanalAbility." There is a white strip at the bottom of the image with the words, " Volunteering will do you the world of good too.."
Meet our Volunteers – Peter

3 May 2022|0 Comments

Peter retired from the Fire Service after 30 years and then joined CanalAbility as a volunteer. He had already had experience of working with CanalAbility while he was helping run the Fire Cadets group who, as part of their Duke Of Edinburgh [...]

Meet our Volunteers – Andrew

26 April 2022|0 Comments

  Andrew joined CanalAbility in 2012 after hearing about us when volunteering for another charity, Volunteer Action Epping Forest, where he still helps out driving minibuses and for their befriending clubs. Now retired, Andrew is busier than ever [...]

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Spring is the perfect time to focus on your health and well-being

14 April 2022|0 Comments

Research tell us that spending time outdoors can help support good mental health and wellbeing and, as the days get longer and warmer, spring could offer you the lift you may need. With spring hiding just around the corner, there’s much more [...]

  • Photo showing a family standing with a gentleman sat in a a enjoying a CanalAblity specially adapted canal boat
Don’t Let The Winter Blues Get You Down!

31 January 2022|0 Comments

Now the festive season is behind us, many of us are back to our everyday routine, but don't let the winter blues get you down! Why not start 2022 off on the right foot and explore the winter landscapes and beauty [...]

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If you have mobility difficulties, or are a wheelchair user, you'll love our boats!

Each boat has a ramps & lifts to enable access via wheelchair and for people with impaired mobility, disabled toilet facilities and other adaptive technology to allow everyone to take an active part in its operation.

See the individual boats for details of their accessibility features.