The Cheshire Ring

Anderton Boat Lift in Cheshire

The Cheshire Ring canal circuit takes you through the Cheshire countryside, to the heart of Manchester and into the Peak District

It’s one of the most popular canal boat holiday routes in England and is renowned for its scenic beauty, historic sites and charming villages.

This epic waterway 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.  You’ll travel 97 miles and pass through 92 locks.

Highlights along the way include: the Anderton Boat Lift, one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways; stunning views of the Peak District along the Peak Forest Canal; the ancient town of Middlewich; Preston Brook Tunnel; Dunham Massey Hall; Castleford Basin; and Manchester’s China Town.

You can complete the Cheshire Ring on a 10-day or two-week break from Bunbury.  You’ll travel 122 miles and pass through 102 locks, which takes around 86 hours.

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