(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.
After the tunnel the boat passes through a shallow “stop lock” before turning to moor at the Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Nursery (Telephone No. 01928 713718), which are only open Wednesday – Sunday 10am-5pm
There is free access to the Tea room and Nursery. You may refer to www.bluebellcottage.co.uk for further details. Dependent on the time spent in the Gardens,time can be variable. Our passengers are permitted to take their own sandwiches into the Tea Room where light snacks are available. The Skipper will advise on the day the return sailing time, in order to access the tunnel.
Trip Departure Point: Preston Brook
Exit 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 to below M56 to discharge passengers. Parking on adjacent land is entirely at owners own risk.
Sat Nav/Coordinates - WA4 4BA Latitude 53.32118 & Longitude -02.64982
Trip Duration: Full Day Trip
Full 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 Rainbow 17th July to 31st August
Trip Dates of operation: Over the Rainbow 28th June to 12th July