Yorkshire boats


Yorkshire has more than 100 miles of coastline, plus rivers and reservoirs and an ancient canal network.

Boating on the Yorkshire canals and rivers with a physical or mental disability can present challenges, such as accessibility and boat handling. 

Always check accessibility with the boat operator prior to booking.

The Canal & River Trust holds a Disabled Boater Forum every couple of months which provides information on boating with a disability and accessibility


Wetwheels Yorkshire

Based in Whitby, Wetwheels Yorkshire is a charity operating across the region, from the North East to the Humber. Wetwheels Yorkshire enables disabled people to experience the excitement of Power Boating.

The Wetwheels Yorkshire experience is fully accessible – you can join as a passenger or try the helm as a skipper.

Find further information on the Wetwheels website.

Contact: 023 9281 9366 or email: enquiries@wetwheelsfoundation.org

Canal & River Trust

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Britain built as a single waterway. It travels from Liverpool, through East Lancashire and crosses Pennine countryside and the villages on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales before reaching Leeds. 

Contact: 0303 040 4040

The Canal & River Trust do provide adjustments for boaters with a disability who may need to moor for a longer period which can be tailored to specific needs. If a disabled boater needs to moor for a longer period, they can agree a mooring location that meets the boater’s needs.

Any advice or information given by the Hubs Mobility Advice Service is impartial and correct at the time it is provided. However, as operators may change their services or equipment prior to your journey or booking, you are strongly advised to check any details directly with them shortly before you expect to travel.

Contact your local Hub

Get in touch with the Yorkshire Hub for personal mobility advice and accessible travel information. Your Hub can help with local, national and international accessible travel advice.