Access Policy

1. Marinas, Moorings and Boats

This statement is not intended to provide opinions about access suitability to the marinas and moorings where our boats are located. Rather, our intention is to provide an accurate description of the immediate surroundings of our boats and access to their mooring together with information about gaining access to the boats.

General Statement

The Trust was founded in 1983 and since that time, people with mobility challenges and those who rely on carers have been regular guests on our trips. Consequently, our volunteers are experienced in welcoming guests who are supported by carers or who have mobility challenges. However, please be aware that our crew are not trained, or insured to physically assist service users, especially wheelchair users, using the lift. The hirer must have enough suitable assistants to perform these tasks. Where guests require carer support, it is a requirement in all cases, that the guest is accompanied throughout the trip by their carer.

Information about this carer requirement and how guests and carers form part of the maximum number of guests on a trip is provided elsewhere.

Please contact us before you make a booking if you would like to know more information about access.

Leicester Marina, Pinfold Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, LE4 8AS — mooring for Halseyon Days.

Vehicular access to the marina is barrier controlled. There is a speed limit on site and guests are asked to always adhere to this limit and respect those who live permanently on the boats in the marina.

Having accessed the site, free car parking is supplied and is located within 300 metres of the mooring for Halseyon Days (closer parking is available for “dropping off’ nearer to the boat).

Gravel pathways run from the parking areas to Halseyon Days. Once at the mooring, an access ramp leads down to the boat’s pontoon.

Halseyon Days has a wheelchair lift (dimensions 84cm x 115cm) fitted at the rear of the boat. Our volunteers are trained in the use of the lift.

Location details for Leicester Marina are located elsewhere. Details of the onboard facilities are provided elsewhere.

Because of access issues, the Trust recommends the use of Halseyon Days for trips where guests require the use of wheelchairs.

Barrow Boating, Mill Lane, Barrow upon Soar, Loughborough, LE12 8LQ — mooring for Dandelion.

There is no parking for guests at Barrow Boating boatyard; rather guests are required to park appropriately on the roads near to the boatyard. We would ask that all guests using such parking are mindful of and considerate to the residents.

Parking should be possible within a 5-minute walk of Dandelion. This walk will initially be on pavements and subsequently, for approximately 250 metres, on a gravel path which runs parallel to the river.

Dandelion has a wheelchair lift (dimensions 90cm x 180cm) fitted at the front of the boat. Our volunteers are trained in the use of the lift.

Location details for Barrow Boating are located elsewhere. Details of the onboard facilities are provided elsewhere.

Because of access issues, the Trust recommends the use of Halseyon Days for trips where guests require the use of wheelchairs.

2. Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed on all Baldwin Trust trips subject to prior notification to and, agreement with the Trust; this must be done at the booking stage and will be confirmed in writing by the Trust. We require that the dog is:

  • highly trained.
  • will not wander freely around the boat.
  • will sit or lie quietly on the floor next to its owner and is trained to go to the toilet on command and so are unlikely to foul in a public place.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission states that assistance dogs:

It is important that the person making the booking informs fellow passengers that a dog will be on board the boat.

Date Issued: January 2024 Review no later than: January 2025

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Trustees: Richard Jayes (acting Chair), Martin Charles, Dave Kemble, Ellen Reeve, Simon Blackbum

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Email: volunteers@baldwintrust.co.uk

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Email: secretary@baldwintrust.co.uk

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