- Leeds & Liverpool
- Sheffield & South
- Scottish Lowland
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Canal Boat Hire on the Lancaster Canal
The Lancaster Canal runs for 42 lock free miles through pleasant pasturelands, overlooked for most of the way by the foothills of the Pennines. A round trip from Preston to Lancaster is easily possible in a week. This is a great canal if you want to avoid locks, there are none on the main line. If you really like locks take the optional short six lock branch to Glasson Docks!
Arlen Hire Boats hire modern comfortable boats from a convenient base in Preston. You can cruise the 42 lock free miles of the Lancaster Canal to the edge of the Lake District.
Crabtree Narrowboat Hire are a small and friendly narrowboat hire company offering superbly equipped, brand new boats. For family holidays or a tranquil getaway, you will find a warm welcome with us.
Duck Island Boat Company The fastest way to slow down cruising in superior style aboard a luxurious bespoke canal boat. We offer an intriguing opportunity for a spot of pure relaxation and self indulgence.
Lancaster Canal Boat Hire At just 34' and 3 berth, Daisy is perfect for couples or small families to enjoy 42 miles of lock-free cruising on the beautiful Lancaster Canal.
Pintail Boats Narrowboat and Widebeam holidays from the most northerly point of Lancaster Canal, offering over 40 miles of lock-free cruising along one of the country’s most peaceful and picturesque waterways.
Water Farm Boat Hire offer 3 narrowboats (1 pet-free & the other 2 pet-friendly) for hire on the beautiful lock-free Lancaster Canal. Convenient Barton Grange marina start, full training given.
Canal Boat Hire on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
The Leeds & Liverpool Canal climbs away from the Lancashire plain into the Pennine hills from Wigan, up the famous 21 locks. The summit level goes through some fine moorland scenery over the 'backbone of England', plunging through the mile long Foulridge tunnel. It then descends amidst remote and beautiful countryside towards the bustling city of Leeds. Allow over a week for Liverpool to Leeds.
“Boatique” holidays by bearBOATING on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Cruise the spectacular Yorkshire Dales in one of our luxurious 57’ long narrowboats.
On a Canal Boat Cruises holiday on the Leeds & Liverpool canal there's no rush! Luxury 6 & 8 berth boats based at Riley Green in the idyllic Lancashire country side.
Boats from £59 with Pennine Lancashire’s secret Hapton Valley Boats for the day, weekend and weekly breaks. Vast countryside, elevated views and part of UK’s largest heritage regeneration The Weavers Triangle.
Pennine Cruisers are based in Skipton on the tranquil Leeds Liverpool canal, renown for its spectacular scenery. In addition to weekly hire they offer short breaks, w/e and day hire.
Family run Silsden Boats , situated in traditional Yorkshire village on picturesque Leeds Liverpool canal. 22 boats, 2 to 9 berth, 5 widebeam, all under 5yrs old. All Inclusive, No Extras.
Snaygill Boats are based in Skipton on the peaceful and beautiful Leeds & Liverpool canal, crossing the Pennine Hills and Yorkshire Dales. Full details in on-line brochure.
Canal Boat Hire on the Rochdale Canal
The Rochdale Canal is a broad canal which pioneered the route up the valleys on each side of Blackstone Edge on to the magnificent rounded slopes of the Pennine moors. Rail and modern road followed on, all packed tightly into the available space. The canal was reopened in 2002 after being abandoned for over 50 years and is a wonderful journey for energetic boaters, especially as part of a 'Pennine Ring'.
Shire Cruisers operate from a picturesque basin on the Calder & Hebble Navigation. As well as the interesting Yorkshire waterways you can explore the recently restored Rochdale Canal.
Canal Boat Hire on the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Canals
The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation leaves the River Trent at Keadby. Linking Sheffield, Doncaster and the south Yorkshire coalfield with the North Sea its trade continued well into the 20th century. The area now provides a fascinating collection of surprisingly attractive and interesting wide cruising routes. It includes the Sheffield Canal, the Stainforth and Keadby Canal and the New Junction Canal which links to the Aire and Calder.
Yorkshire Narrowboats on a lovely spot of the canal at Sprotbrough Lock, Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation. Our luxury narrowboats are beautifully crafted, giving our guests the best hiring experience.
Canal Boat Hire on the Scottish Lowland Canals - Forth & Clyde and Union Canals
The reopening of the deep and wide Scottish Lowland Canals recreated a 69 mile waterway route running from City to City and Sea to Sea. The Forth and Clyde from Glasgow to Falkirk, The Union Canal from Falkirk to Edinburgh. The Falkirk Wheel is a significant landmark rising 115 feet (35m) into the air, its unique engineering and striking design helping it become the Eighth Wonder of the Waterways.
Capercaillie Cruisers based at Falkirk on the Forth and Clyde Canal offer an outstanding holiday with the personal touch on Scotland's 'newest' canal! See historic Edinburgh and the stunning new 'Falkirk Wheel'.
Scotland Canal Holidays based near the world famous Falkirk Wheel have well equipped 2 to 10 berth boats. All boats have bathroom with shower & galley with full size cooker.