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Had a great day with good friends
100% recommend to anyone, plenty of stop off points for food, although we chose to picnic on the boat
A day of laughter and fun
Had a wonderful day yesterday, the 9th October, 2016 on the Mirlees. Our Canadian friends came over for the weekend from Toronto and we wanted to do something different with them without travelling too far from home. We thought that we had done everything possible with them on their previous trips but how wrong were we.......narrow boating through our lovely Lancashire countryside. Lucian gave a safety briefing and we were soon on our way. A quintessentially English day out complete with canal side pub lunch, watching other boats come down the locks and even seeing an elusive kingfisher. Brilliant! We took tea, coffee, cakes etc and used the little galley kitchen to brew up. A few blankets to cover our legs whilst we sat outside all day. We had a great day out and would wholeheartedly recommend Ellerbeck narrow boats to anyone wanting a relaxing and different day out.
Recently had an excellent day on a narrow boat. Lucien made it all very easy. The boat was well equipped, clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend for a relaxing day.
What a fabulous day trip aboard "Ruston", the boats are so well equipped, clean, smooth running - and such a lot of fun! Thanks to Lucien for all the advice before we embarked, our day was perfect - and an amazing surprise for birthday boy John!
Thanks to you both for your kind words. Glad you had a good day and John enjoyed his birthday.
Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
We hired the blue boat "Mirlees" for a family get together day out, It was excellent there were 10 of us in total 7 adults and 3 children, We all enjoyed the day very much The weather was fine and the Boat was well equipped with everything we needed also there was plenty of room for all of us for the size of the boat which is deceiving, We will certainly consider hiring one of the boats again as we can certainly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of hiring one, many thanks to all as it was a brilliant day out.
Thanks Ian for your glowing review, we certainly had a laugh during the morning briefing and we look forward to welcoming you again sometime soon. Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
We have been using Ellerbeck day boats for a number of years as an annual mid year day out treat for a small group of adults and, on occasions, children. The service is professional, the prices are realistic and the narrowboats are fully equipped with everything necessary to provide a full days recreation. If you are looking for a fantastic and memorial day out, book a boat at Ellerbeck.
It was great to see you all again, thanks for a good laugh when you came back!! and we are pleased that you had another great day on the canal. Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narowboats
Having walked parts of the Canal around Chorley and Adlington for many years feeding the ducks, we eventually looked into hiring a canal boat for the day to surprise my parents who were coming down for a visit from Scotland.
When I told them what we were doing they were hugely excited and interested.
When we arrived they actually thought we were going on a canal trip, and never had taken in that the boat would be ours for the day.
Lucian was hugely informative, very adaptive to each person and their abilities and took great car to making us all feel confident about taking one of his boats out.
Having stuffed the boat full of more nibbles to feed an army, we set off and had a fantastic day out mooring up alongside a nice spit for our bacon baps, and then again alongside Haigh country park for our lunch. The weather was fine, the scenery excellent and we all had a great sleep that night !,.
Thanks again to Luvian and Ellerbeck narrow boat hire for a really lovely, enjoyable and interesting day out.
Hi Chris, Thank you very much for your kind comments and describing an excellent relaxing day out which others couid also enjoy!!
Great to see you all, hope your parents have a safe journey back to Dundee and we hope to see you all again soon.
Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
Sunday 7th June 2015 was the date
I had told everyone not to be late.
A day on the Canal to celebrate my birth.
Eight ladies full of Joy and Mirth
The day was cold, but we had fun,
Enjoying the Spectacular Countryside in the Summer Sun
The Mirlees took us to Wigan Top Locks
The Scenery was fantastic - Full of wildlife and Ducks
Thankyou Adam and Ellerbeck Narrowboats
We will surely be back again - to sail on your boats
Hi Pravita, many thanks for your very clever poem!!! Your comments are much appreciated and as discussed on the phone, at your request, I have amended your star rating from 4 to 5...Many thanks!! Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
Nothing was too much trouble for Lucien who tailored our boat hire to suit our family's needs. A great safety talk gave us all the information we needed. We went up the canal to the Malthouse Farm pub and restaurant, where we disembarked for a lovely meal. Afterwards we returned at a gentle pace enjoying the peaceful countryside. The boat had everything we needed to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of birthday cake on the way back. Thank you so much for helping our family celebrate this special birthday for my dad!
Suzanne, our pleasure!! Really pleased you had a successful celebratory day that was enjoyed by all. Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowbots
Thanks again Lucien and Adam. Another great day on the canal. Everyone enjoyed it. We saw a Kingfisher, first time we've seen one on the canal. Had a walk into Botany Bay but couldn't afford to buy anything. Will definitely keep recommending Ellerbeck. Just a great, peaceful day out. Thanks also to Vera and Keith and congratulations to Adam, you're almost fast enough to come out with us.
Thanks again guys
Hi Steve, thanks for the kind words, glad you had a great day. Sorry I forgot to mention the security deposit otherwise Botany Bay might have had it from you!!! See you soon. Lucien