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Our stretch of canal takes in many scenic places of interest and lots of places to stop and enjoy a bite to eat.
All our boats have a large decking with seating for all
Find out how to hire a narrowboat from us
Enjoy a day on the canal with your friends, family or work colleages. Ideal for family days out, friends, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, work outings, etc.
Our boats are available to hire during the day or for the evening. They are easy to handle, so no previous experience is necessary.
We pride ourselves in our training and are RYA Inland Waters Helmsman certified. When you arrive we will conduct a safety brief, demonstrate how the boats works, offer everyone in the group bouyancy aids and will offer to come out with you to show you how to steer the boat, turn it around, moor up, tie up and explain the rules of the waterways.
We are in the middle of a 12 mile stretch of canal between locks as the boats are not permitted to travel through the locks.
A detailed explanation of how to hire a boat from the initial enquiry to the time you get home from your day out can be found by visiting our Hiring a boat page.
The blue boat "Mirlees", is a semi traditional style narrowboat with more standing space to the rear whereas the red boat "Ruston" and the green boat "Crossley" are traditional style narrowboats with space for two people to the rear with seats.
The boats have a large front deck with seating for all.
Each boat contains the following for 10 people:
Each of our boats take a maximum of 10 persons on board which includes small children and babies.
If you have more than 10 people in your group why not consider hiring more than one boat.