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Celebrate the 200th year of the UK’s longest canal from our new base at Reedley!

Published on October 20, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is a whopping 127 miles long and consists of 91 locks. It played a huge part in the industrial revolution and was the main method of transporting goods, most importantly coal. The canal links the two cities, with Liverpool to the West and Leeds to the East. There is plenty […]


Calder & Hebble Navigation and Rochdale Canal junction

Published on July 3, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

The Rochdale Canal, Calder & Hebble navigations combined with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal form the Pennine Canals. These canals span across the rolling countryside from the coastline and connect Northern Cities via the waterways. The Rochdale Canal navigation was built after the Calder & Hebble, and formed at the historic basin at Sowerby Bridge, […]


Canal Boat Hire on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Published on May 29, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

The longest canal network in Northen England, the Leeds & Liverpool canal was constructed to provide transport of industrial materials to the market towns. The canal meanders through spectacular Pennine Views, passing mill houses and through staircases of locks. We offer holiday hirers the opportunity to depart from either Barnoldswick marina or Foulridge marina which […]


The Fenland Waterways

Published on May 17, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

March Marina is situated on the outskirts of the village, once an island floating amongst the marshy fens, now a market village situated on the River Nene. The river banks are lined with pretty thatched cottages and reeds with scenic views. As you depart March and head south you will pass St. Wendreda’s Church, named […]


Canal Boat Hire on the Lancaster Canal

Published on May 11, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

The Lancaster Canal offers boating holiday makers the chance to experience the scenic views of the Lancashire rolling countryside, Forests of Bowland, Morecambe Bay and Lancaster City Centre. The Lancaster Canal stretches from Tewitfield to Preston, covering 41 miles of lock free contour built canal. From Preston in the South, dating back to the Doomsday […]