Canal Boat Hire in Cheshire

A canal boating holiday in Cheshire offers a number of cruising opportunities from tranquil countryside to vibrant cities. Cruise to Chester and explore this beautiful cathedral city with it's many tourist attractions including the Zoo and the Roman walls. Visit the pretty Cheshire towns of Lymm, Nantwich, Middlewich, Northwich and Macclesfield. Spend a day at one of the many tourists attractions including Beeston Castles, The Blue Planet Aquarium and The National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port. With the re-opening of the Anderton boat lift in Spring 2002, a whole new navigation opportunity was opened for cruising in Cheshire. The lift, built by Edwin Clark in 1875 was originally used to lift working narrowboats for fifty feet from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey Canal.

To really experience the county and all it has to offer cruise The Cheshire Ring which is a circular route of 97 miles with 92 locks. The Cheshire Ring gives you a diverse cruising experience and takes you onto the Macclesfield, Trent and Mersey, Bridgewater, Rochdale, Ashton and Peak Forest Canals. The route takes you to the edge of the Pennines and thorough the gentle rolling Cheshire countryside. It meanders thorough a mix of rural scenery, charming villages, bustling towns and industrial history straight into the cosmopolitan city centre canalscape of Manchester.

Why not check out the following locations :

Aldermaston on the Kennet and Avon canal >

March on the River Ouse canal >

Anderton on the Trent and Mersey canal >

Wrenbury on the Llangollen canal >

Reedley on the Leeds and Liverpool canal >

Market Harborough on the Grand Union canal >

Goytre on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal >

Gayton on the Grand Union canal >

Blackwater on the Llangollen canal >

Whitchurch on the Llangollen canal >

Gailey on the Shropshire Union canal >

Falkirk on the Forth and Clyde canal >

Rugby on the North Oxford canal >

Hilperton on the Kennet and Avon canal >

Alvechurch on the Worcester and Birmingham canal >

Worcester on the Worcester and Birmingham canal >