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Cruising the Canals

The maps that you can view by clicking the canal holiday location name on the button below, show some canal cruising routes information from our four narrowboat hire locations on the Trent & Mersey and Llangollen Canals. These fascinating waterways surprise you at every corner, at every lock and at every milestone. Cruise under bridges, moor up next to pubs, exercise your legs on the towpath and breathe in the deep country air. The extent of your cruising routes will be determined by both your holiday duration and hours of daylight.

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The tremendous advantage of narrow boat holidays is that once you have been through our extensive ‘Introduction and Training Programme’, you really are masters of your own holiday destiny.

As long as you follow the principles of the tuition process presented by your friendly and knowledgeable trainer, the Waterways Code and use your common sense, you will have a great time. To help you further we have produced some Cruising Notes which can be viewed by clicking the canal holiday location on the button below. This wonderful time on the waterways can be enjoyed at your own pace, one of the many benefits of a narrowboat holiday.

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There is no need to get anywhere in a hurry, there are no targets. You aren’t really trying to get anywhere as such. The whole principle is about you winding down. It’s about sharing your time together, it’s about working as a team and crewing the boat. It is about seeing life from a new and totally different perspective. This is the ultimate holiday for relaxation.

To see what Canal Boat magazine has to say, click here.

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If you would like further information on UK canals, articles can be viewed by clicking below:

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