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The Overwater Wheelybus

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Be picked up by our trained volunteers and transported to the Overwater Wheelyboat, or any other local destination of your choice.

For those people who find it difficult to access our Wheelyboat because of a lack of suitable transport, we also have our Wheelybus available, which was introduced in 2019. This is a specially adaptable minibus which can carry up to 3 wheelchairs with 3 seated passengers, or up to 11 seated passengers. It is dedicated for groups containing at least 1 disabled or chronically sick passenger.

If passengers are able to be transferred to a seat after boarding the Wheelybus in a wheelchair, it will increase the total passenger capacity and we store folded wheelchairs on-board.

  • Visit Bridge 80 Café at Overwater.
  • Take a trip on the Wheelyboat, specially designed to cater for those with limited mobility and special requirements.
  • Take a trip on the Audlem Lass, limited to those with full mobility.
  • Your trip can cater for up to 11 people depending on the mobility requirements and the nature of the trip.
  • Your trip can be tailored to suit the wishes of your party: anything from half an hour on the water to one and a half hours.
  • The trip can involve travelling on water around Overwater Marina (which has become something of a nature reserve for a variety of wildlife), along the Shropshire Union Canal to Hack Green, or to the outskirts of Audlem.
  • On returning to Overwater, you can prearrange for refreshments to be waiting at Bridge 80 Café before your return journey home.

Who can use the Wheelybus service?

Although the vehicle is dedicated for the use of disabled passengers, this does not exclude the possibility of non-disabled passengers being carried. This might be the case with a mixed group of disabled and non-disabled passengers travelling together as an integrated group.

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in conjunction with The Wheelyboat Trust (Charity No 292216)