The Crested Lark canal boat operating out of Blackwater

Sleeps a minimum of 2 people

Sleeps a maximum of 6 people

Boat location : Blackwater in Shropshire  View

Boat length : 66 feet

Boat Class : Lark

Boat type : Semi Traditional   Read more

Beam : Narrow   Read more

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Boat Layouts

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Galley / Saloon Position:   Bow

Number of Cabins:   2

On-board Facilities

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Television on board  Pet Friendly  Mains electric sockets on board  Carpets on board  Compact Disc player on board  DVD player on board  Mains electric sockets on board  Hairdryer on board  Linen on board  Microwave on board  Safe on board  Toaster on board  Towels on board  Vacuum cleaner on board  Wifi on board  


Number of Showers:   2

Number of Toilets:   2

Number of Baths:   0


Here is a brief overview of The Crested Lark canal boat operating out of Blackwater


Design : This is a 6 berth semi-traditional narrowboat. It has a quiet water-cooled diesel engine with simple to use controls.

Features : There is full radiator central heating on the boat. A 200 gallon water tank supplies the hot and cold running water. There is a double-filtered drinking water system. There is carpeting in the saloon and bedrooms. Free Wi-Fi, Radio CD player with USB, LCD TV and DVD player, hairdryer, vacuum cleaner, 12v socket. 1 medium size towel per crew member, plus 1 hand towel per bathroom. Also features a security box / safe.

Saloon : Radio CD player with USB. LCD TV and DVD player.

Kitchen : Fully equipped galley with 4 burner gas cooker complete with grill and oven, refrigerator, sink and drainer, work surfaces and storage space. Microwave, toaster and cafetiere. Saucepans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery etc included.

Berths : Sleeps up to 6. Two cabins, both can either be configured as one double bed or two singles.

The seating area in the saloon can be converted into a double bed in the evening, if required.

Wider Beds: Optional wider beds available
Singles at 2ft 6" / Doubles at 4ft 6"

There are wardrobes located throughout the boat (see layout options) for storing clothes.

Freshly laundered bedding for each crew member. Additional bedding available on request. There is an additional TV in one of the

Bedding : Wider beds. Freshly laundered bedding is supplied for each crew member, as per your requirements. Additional bedding is available upon request. Towels are also supplied - one medium sized towel per crew member, and one hand towel per bathroom.

Bathroom : There are two bathrooms, each with a wash hand basin, electrically operated flush toilet and a shower with bi-fold door and a 240v shaver socket. There is also a large mirror in the bathroom, Extractor fan.

Electric : 12v mobile phone charging point (please remember to bring your own car charging lead). LED lighting throughout. The 2kw inverter supplies 240v electricity to certain appliances and to a socket on the boat. (Please note: if you decide to use any of your own electrical appliances, you do so at your own risk).

Welcome Pack : Includes: 1 bottle of washing up liquid, 1 dish cloth, 1 tea towel, 1 floor cloth, toilet roll & bin liner. Helmsman's waterproofs & umbrella.

Additional Information: The Lark class has additional 'creature comforts' such as LED lighting throughout, 2 TV's, Large mirror in bathroom, shower with bi-fold door, 4 speaker CD/Radio, extractor in bathroom, Front deck table and wider beds .

Holiday Routes

Routes possible from The Crested Lark canal boat operating out of Blackwater
Route Name Route Type Days Cruising Hours Locks
Aqueducts and Llangollen and return from Blackwater Few Locks 3.00 16.00 4
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and return from Blackwater Few Locks 4.00 12.50 4
Whitchurch and return from Blackwater Marina Rural 4.00 10.00 0
Pontcysyllte Whitchurch from Blackwater Few Locks 5.00 27.00 4
Whixall Moss and the Meres from Blackwater Meadow marina Rural 5.00 25.50 26
Chester and return from Blackwater Kids 8.00 42.00 50
Nantwich and return from Blackwater Weeks Holiday 8.00 31.00 38
Middlewich and return from Blackwater Rural 8.00 40.50 46
Llangollen canal from Blackwater Rural 8.00 46.00 42
Aqueducts and Whitchurch from Blackwater Few Locks 8.00 27.00 4
Cheshire ring from Blackwater Ring 15.00 93.00 138
Four Counties ring from Blackwater Rural 15.00 90.00 132
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Virtual Tour

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Boat Availability

Here is our availability for The Crested Lark canal boat operating out of Blackwater
Canal Boat Holiday


Holiday From : Friday 16th June 2023 @ 2:30 pm

Holiday To : Monday 19th June 2023 @ 9:30 am

Nights Aboard : 3

Boat Name : Crested Lark (Crested Lark)

Boat Class : Lark

Start Marina : Blackwater Meadow

County : Shropshire


Was : £1,849.00

Save : £449.75

(Discount - ABC25%)

Now £1,399.25

Prices quoted include : Basic hire charge, damage waiver, fuel deposit and boat/lock training. If discounts are available, they are applied to the basic hire charge only.
Optional extras may apply. Please see the booking form for more information.


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Pets are permitted on the Crested Lark Canal Boat


The boat images shown depict the style of boat and may not be the actual boat offered. The colour and boat layouts may vary. If you need specific advice on boat layouts, please contact us.

The specification of boats, their accommodation, facilities and equipment in the brochure, the information provided is intended as a general guide but the Company [and/or] the Boat Owner shall not be liable in the event of any differences in the boat supplied and reserves the right to make modifications. Layout plans are for guidance only and are not to scale and may have steps which are not shown. If the hirer’s party includes any infirm persons the Hirer should make relevant enquiries at the time of booking. The Company and/or the Boat Owner reserve the right to change boat specifications without prior notice