- Shropshire Union
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- Trent and Mersey
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Canal Boat Hire on the Bridgewater Canal
The Bridgewater Canal is as flat as a pancake. It runs along the edge of the Cheshire Plain overlooking the River Mersey and crossing pleasant Cheshire countryside on it's way from Runcorn into the centre of Manchester, or over 'Barton Tank' (far right) to Leigh where it meets the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. The canal is deep, straight and wide and cruising can be pleasant and surprisingly rapid!
Claymoore Narrowboats offer high quality boats, friendly efficient service, and a holiday for all the family from a conveniently located base in Cheshire. All details in their on-line brochure.
Star Narrowboat Holidays We have 2 boats both with a unique blend of style & homely cosiness. We offer lots of flexibility for hire dates. Perfect for Bridgewater, Trent & Mersey, Cheshire Ring & Leeds/Liverpool. Have a look!
Canal Boat Hire on the Llangollen Canal
The Llangollen Canal is probably the most beautiful canal in Britain, certainly it's the most popular. The scenery varies from dairy farms to isolated sheep pastures to ancient peat mosses, from tree lined meres (lakes) to the foothills of Snowdonia and can take you soaring across the world famous Chirk and Pontcysyllte Aqueducts. The Montgomery Canal is well worth exploring if you have the time.
Bettisfield Boats Admire the beautiful Llangollen & tranquil Montgomery canals on our 2 & 3 berth traditional style narrowboats. Cruise through tunnels & over spectacular world heritage aqueducts from our Bettisfield base.
Crest Narrowboats - Prestigious new fleet presenting high quality 2-10 berth boats, operated by friendly, well established and experienced staff at our Chirk and Festival Park bases - ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable holiday.
Marine Cruises on the magnificent award winning Llangollen canal have well equipped 2 to 10 berth boats. All boats have bathroom with shower & galley with full size cooker.
Pea Green Boats.
Escape the 21st Century at 4 mph aboard a beautiful pea green boat drifting along our picturesque waterways from our home at Whixall on the Llangollen Canal.
Canal Boat Hire on the Macclesfield Canal
Cruising the Macclesfield Canal is full of interest, from the unusual 'flyover' junction with the Trent and Mersey at Hardings Wood, passing the Victorian folly of Mow Cop and timber framed Little Moreton Hall, climbing the beautiful locks at Bosley and negotiating the interesting junction with the Peak Forest Canal at Marple in the Pennine hills overlooking Manchester and the Cheshire Plain.
Hire a bespoke boat from family run Constellation Cruises (at Braidbar Boats) complete with luxuries including central heating, 240V electrics, TV/DVD and unwind in style! You won't be disappointed. (Previous experience essential).
offering 'quality graded' Narrowboats to cruise the Cheshire & Four counties Rings and beyond. Or have a day out on the canal on one of our 12 person dayboats.
Canal Boat Hire on the Shropshire Union Canal
The Shropshire Union Canal runs from the edge of urban Wolverhampton through some of the most underpopulated areas of England, beneath the Roman City walls of of Chester to the River Mersey at Ellesmere Port, home of the National Waterways Museum, about sixty miles in all and taking a fairly leisurely four days to cruise. It also forms part of the very popular Four Counties Ring.
Chas Hardern Boats, family run for over 40 yrs offering a fleet of excellent value, well equipped 2 to 6 berth boats for all year cruising. Ideal for Shropshire Union, Llangollen & adjoining canals.
Cheshire Cat Narrowboats, ideal for the Llangollen Canal & Four Counties Ring. Clean, comfortable, well-equipped boats, individual attention, sensible prices, no hidden extras. A warm, friendly welcome guaranteed.
Based on the Shropshire Union near Chester, Halcyon Days Canal Boat Hire offer the keenest priced boating holidays for the Cheshire and Four Counties rings, plus the Trent & Mersey and Llangollen canals and beyond.
Jacaranda Narrowboat Holidays offer 'a different view everyday'. Privately owned narrowboat ideally based in beautiful rural Cheshire for cruising the Shropshire Union & Llangollen canal, and Four Counties and Cheshire Rings.
From our new base at Autherley Junction,
family-run fleet now gives you the widest choice of boats and cruising routes.
Norbury Wharf luxury narrow boats at the heart of the beautiful Shropshire Union canal, ideally situated for the Llangollen canal, Four counties ring & much more, Short & long term hire available. Diesel & Gas included.
The Blue Riband Club comprises two owner operated companies who guarantee to give you the highest standards of both comfort and service. All boats are Tourist Board annually inspected.
Venetian Hire Boats Luxury holidays from the heart of Cheshire (on the 4 counties ring) with king sized beds, TV in bed, fully equipped including towels, welcome pack and Chocolate Fairy. No Surcharges!
family run, luxury six berth narrowboats with 240 volt for hire. Based on the Shropshire Union Canal ideal for cruising the Llangollen canal, Four Counties and Cheshire ring.
Canal Boat Hire on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Staffs and Worcs) leaves the wide River Severn at Stourport and potters along twisting river valleys and then through some remarkable sandstone scenery around Kinver. It skirts the edge of suburban Wolverhampton and then crosses Cannock Chase before joining the Trent & Mersey near the beautiful Tixall Wide. Allow 4 or 5 days to cruise.
From our new base at Autherley Junction, Napton Narrowboats family-run fleet now gives you the widest choice of boats and routes.
Starline Narrowboats are a small, friendly, family-run company based at Stourport on Severn. Cruises include the majestic River Severn, Shakespeare's River Avon to Stratford or the scenic West Midlands canals.
Canal Boat Hire on the Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal starts above the River Mersey, near Runcorn and finishes in a junction with the River Trent in Derbyshire. On its way it climbs out of the Cheshire Plain up 'Heartbreak Hill' and dives through the gloom of Harecastle Tunnel. It is just over ninety miles long and will take about six days to cruise. It is a part of the 'Four Counties Ring'.
Avant Classic Narrowboats is perfectly situated at Mercia Marina on the Trent and Mersey Canal giving you access to some of the UK's most beautiful canal networks.
Aqua Narrowboat Hire. Enjoy a relaxing holiday on six berth narrowboat. Thoughtfully designed for both families or groups. Staffordshire base ideally situated to explore the Shire Counties.
Canal Cruising Company located in the canal town of Stone. Ideal for a number of routes. 2 to 8 berths all ETC graded.
Marine Cruises have well equipped 2 to 10 berth boats. All boats have bathroom with shower & galley with full size cooker. 4 counties and East Midlands Rings.
Middlewich Narrowboats are a small family company who hire boats with 'character' including some fine traditional style craft with brasswork and boatman's cabin. Strategically located base.