Spotlight on ‘Gloucester 8’, Sowerby Bridge

The boat: Beautifully designed and craftsman built, this semi-trad narrowboat cleverly accommodates 8 people. Pets welcome. Suitable for novices, price includes a comprehensive hire boat handover at the beginning of your holiday.

The cruising routes: Three canals cross the Pennines, each with its own character, but all showing the determination of two centuries ago to get goods moving across the hills and build prosperity. Today you can see their history all around as you travel, but also how the West Riding is adapting to 21st century life. Our base among the old warehouses of Sowerby Bridge Wharf is ideally situated for exploring all the northern waterways.