CanalAbility are a registered charity who provide people with SEND the opportunity to enjoy boating on a river in their specially adapted canal boats.

They make it possible for people with SEND to have a day out or a weekend break exploring the Rivers Stort and Lee through the Essex and Hertfordshire countryside. Everyone can have a go at steering and working the locks, or relax and watch the world go by.

They have three accessible boats.  Depending on the boat, these have:

  • heating
  • wet rooms
  • adapted beds
  • disability toilets
  • ramps
  • lifts
  • hoist points
  • fully equipped galleys for preparing meals

Who the service provides for

All ages with SEND.

Phone number

01279 424444

Operational locations

  • Harlow


Lock View
Burnt Mill Lane
CM20 2QS