By hiring a canal boat you are choosing a holiday set at the heart of nature so we know that wildlife and the countryside is important to you. The quality of the environment in which you will be navigating in contributes greatly to the enjoyment of your holiday, so between us let's protect it together. Our small actions… can have big effects!
Navigate slowly and carefully so as to not cause damage and erosion of the river bank.
When mooring, be careful not to damage the plant species around you.
Leave no trace of your visit: pick up your rubbish and dispose of it at the designated waste disposal services found on route. Also, try and think about sorting your waste – what might be able to be recycled?
Help prevent items ending up in the waterways. Be aware of any lightweight object that a breeze or the wind could blow into the water. Do not throw anything overboard - any rubbish or even a cigarette butt can be harmful to the health and wellbeing of the many species found in and around canals and rivers.
When collecting your boat Nicols will offer you a welcome kit including biodegradable cleaning products. If however you bring your own cleaning and hygiene products, you too should choose biodegradable products.
Together, let's act as protectors of the environment !