Relax on board our wheelchair-accessible boats along the beautiful waterways of Leicestershire.

Everyone is welcome.

Book a boat holiday

Jubilee is our new, purpose-built boat designed for fully-accessible self-hire holidays, complete with skipper if you need.


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Explore our projects for young people

15 to 25-year-olds with a passion for the water can build valuable skills and experiences with our educational, environmental and heritage projects.


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Book a wellbeing trip

Recharge with one of our restorative activities to support positive mental health.


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Share our passion for the waterways


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fully accessible boats with oversized lifts, flexible seating and windows designed for maximum views


hours gifted yearly from 120 committed volunteers allowing us to operate 7 days a week

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Latest news

  • PwC enjoy an Employee Volunteering Day at the Trust

    We recently had the pleasure of hosting a team from @pwc_uk for an Employee Volunteering Day at Peter Le Marchant Trust. The feedback we received was heartwarming and inspiring: One of the team members shared: "We were so pleased to be able to volunteer at such an amazing charity like Peter Le Marchant Trust. The work Peter Le Marchant Trust does is very inspiring and all of the team there are such fantastic advocates with a true passion for sharing their love of the waterways!" Read more

  • Woodthorpe Lodge Care Home enjoy their Wellbeing Trip

    Woodthorpe Lodge Care Home in Loughborough had a lovely Wellbeing trip on our canal boat Serenade on Monday the 1st of July. The passengers kindly presented our hard working volunteer crew with a gift set. The picture below shows Vanessa Ametrine from Woodthorpe Lodge Care Home presenting the gift set to our crew member Paul Oakley. Read more

  • Spring has arrived!

    Spring has arrived at the Trust - and the sun is shining! Read more

Fundraising events

  • Festive Sewing Sessions -15th October 2024

    Relax! Enjoy a 2½ hour guided sewing session about our boat. Learn how to embroider using a hoop whilst taking in the picturesque views along the canal. All materials supplies, including hoop, thread and materials. Various festive designs - choose on the day. Only £17 per person. Read more

  • Pirate Boat Trips - August 2024

    Grappling hooks at the ready - the pirates are back for 2024!! Come and join us along the waterways this August with our special one hour pirate themed canal boat trips. Only £12 per person. These trips are very popular - please book early to avoid disappointment! Read more

  • Mindfulness & Yoga Along the Waterways - 25th June 2024

    Relax! Take in the beautiful scenery during a 2½ hour journey along the canal and enjoy a session with our experienced Yoga teacher. Refreshments included. Only £12 per person. Read more