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Blacon (Telford’s Basin) to Backford Bridge

Details TBC Trip InformationTrip Departure Point: Telford’s Basin (Chester)Details TBC Trip Duration: Short Day TripDeparture times can be arranged from 9.00am – 11.00am with trips lasting 4 to 5 hours. Trip Dates of operation: 24th to 28th September 2018Trip Dates of operation: 30th April to 4th May 2018

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Trevor to Chirk

Details TBC Trip InformationTrip Departure Point: Trevor (Llangollen Canal)Details TBC Trip Duration: Full Day TripFull day trips typically depart between 9.00am – 10.00am with trips lasting approximately 6 hours. ( 9 hours plus for Anderton Lift from Preston Brook) The office will advise of any particular start time requirements. Trip Dates of operation: Over the […]

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Preston Brook to Anderton Boat Lift

This trip goes through three tunnels, two of which are time controlled, so a prompt 9.00am start is essential. Any delay can result in a one hour wait, which in turn may cause the trip to be curtailed at the skipper’s discretion. Because of reliability problems with the Anderton Boat Lift (it broke down several […]

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Preston Brook to “Stanley Arms” at Anderton

This trip goes through three tunnels¬†allowing for dining at the Stanley Arms, passengers are advised to contact them direct and reserve in advance. Trip InformationTrip Departure Point: Preston BrookExit M56 at Jctn 11, head S-W on A56 Chester Road for 0.7 mile. On crossing canal turn sharp Right in front of white cottage and proceed […]

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Preston Brook to Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Nursery

(Wednesday to Sunday only) Passengers need to be on board by 10.am, as this trip goes through one tunnel subject to strict time control. Unless times are adhered to a delay of up to one hour may result. Also a shallow “stop lock” before turning to moor at the Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Nursery, which […]

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Preston Brook to Lymm

This Trip goes through meandering countryside, after passing below the M6 in the Thelwall area arrives in picturesque Lymm. No locks. Wide range of eating in Lymm; Sextons Bakery/Cake shop, Lymm Fish & Chips, Golden Fleece (p/h) Spread Eagle (p/h) or Self catering. As this is a “Full day” the lunch stop may require limitation. […]

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Preston Brook to Runcorn

This Trip goes towards Runcorn Bridge. No locks. Self catering is suggested as there is only a Fish & Chip shop approx 10 minute¬†walk from the boat. Trip InformationTrip Departure Point: Preston BrookExit M56 at Jctn 11, head S-W on A56 Chester Road for 0.7 mile. On crossing canal turn sharp Right in front of […]

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Ellesmere Port to Backford

No locks and there is no lunch venue – self catering Trip InformationTrip Departure Point: Ellesmere Port (Boat Museum)Parking is at the boat museum, disabled parking available at canal side. For Sat Nav Postcode is CH65 4FW Trip Duration: Short Day TripDeparture times can be arranged from 9.00am – 11.00am with trips lasting 4 to […]

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Ellesmere Port to Chester (Telford Basin)

No locks, Telford’s Wharf pub is available for lunch or choice of two Fish & chip shops Trip InformationTrip Departure Point: Ellesmere Port (Boat Museum)Parking is at the boat museum, disabled parking available at canal side. For Sat Nav Postcode is CH65 4FW Trip Duration: Full Day TripFull day trips typically depart between 9.00am – […]

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Christleton (Cheshire Cat) to Beeston (Shady Oak)

No locks. The Shady Oak pub is available for lunch which should be pre-ordered. Trip InformationTrip Departure Point: Cheshire Cat (Christleton)Departing from the Cheshire Cat, just off the A41. The Management of the Cheshire Cat are happy for those taking a trip with us to park on their Car Park. However we would ask you […]

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Christleton (Cheshire Cat) to Whartons Lock

One lock. This trip goes up through Wharton’s Lock to turn and then returns down the lock to pass the Shady Oak. These trips must be Self-catering as there is no time allowed for a lunch stop. Trip InformationTrip Departure Point: Cheshire Cat (Christleton)Departing from the Cheshire Cat, just off the A41. The Management of […]

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Christleton (Cheshire Cat) to Chester (Cow Lane Bridge)

This Trip passes through 5 locks each way and may finish early if there is no queue at any of the locks. This destination is in the centre of Chester and we suggest Self catering, as this journey has open timing due to locks. Any time ashore needs to be carefully limited. Trip InformationTrip Departure […]

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Residential Trips

Please contact the Office to discuss your requirements Trip InformationTrip Duration: Residential

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Christleton (Cheshire Cat) to Crow’s Nest (Tattenhall)

No locks and there is no lunch venue – self catering Trip InformationTrip Departure Point: Cheshire Cat (Christleton)Departing from the Cheshire Cat, just off the A41. The Management of the Cheshire Cat are happy for those taking a trip with us to park on their Car Park. However we would ask you to park at […]

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