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Cheshire Ring


Departure point: Bunbury

Cruising hours: 7 hours per day for 10 days, 102 locks

Departure point: Whixall

Cruising hours: 7 hours per day for two weeks, 138 locks

Departure point: Trevor

Cruising hours 8 hours per day for two weeks, 140 locks

This epic journey will take you right through the heart of Manchester and into the Peak District via the Ashton, Macclesfield, Peak Forest, Rochdale, Trent & Mersey and Bridgewater canals.  Highlights along the way include: the incredible Anderton Boat Lift; stunning views of the Peak District and Cheshire Plain; and Manchester’s China Town.  To complete the Cheshire Ring from Bunbury, you will travel 122 miles and pass through 102 locks, which takes around 86 hours.  From Whixall it will take 90 hours, passing through 138 locks.  From Trevor it will take 102 hours, passing through 140 locks.

For further information please consult the Pearson (P) or Nicholson (N) Guides indicated above and found here.


Cheshire Ring

So why choose Anglo Welsh?

Over 55 years providing unique canal boat holidays in England and Wales.
Modern and spacious narrowboat and wide beam barge hire – from 2 to 12 berths.
Wide choice of narrowboat hire locations and canal boat holiday destinations.
Canal boat holiday routes for novices & experienced boaters.
Flexible holiday booking, no hidden costs.
Family friendly and pet friendly holidays.
Great days out on the water.
Luxury canal boat hire and Thames boating holidays.

Anglo Welsh. So much more than narrowboats

...but don't just take our word for it