The Pennines offer picturesque cruising through hilly landscapes, meandering past pretty cobbled villages & towns. Take your boat through Standedge Tunnel, the longest tunnel in the UK, on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, or visit the Northern Cities of Leeds, Manchester & Liverpool.
Enjoy lock free cruising on the Bridgewater Canal, passing pretty villages as you make you way in Manchester City, passing Old Trafford, Salford Quays and the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Departing the city there are plenty of locks! With access to the Peak Forest Canal and the Marple Flight & Aqueduct, the Standedge Tunnel and the Rochdale Canal, leading to the heart of the Pennines.
The pretty Lancaster Canal is often forgot when choosing a boating holiday destination, however as a contour canal it offers boaters a relaxed lock free cruise, with several aqueducts, a couple of swing bridges and spectacular views and beaches within easy distance including Morecombe Bay.
Hire a boat on the Shropshire Union Canal to cruise into Chester, or the market towns of Nantwich and Market Drayton - discovering the historic black & white timber buildings, cafes and boutiques. Visit the Victorian Anderton Boat Lift on the Trent & Mersey Canal, or for the adventurous boater, complete the Four Counties Ring!