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Boat Hire, Canal Holidays

Marinas and Boat Yards

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On-line Ordnance Survey Maps of the Pennine Waterways area

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Canal related sites - Pennines area:

The Huddersfield Canal Society

Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre

The Hollinwood Canal Society

The Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal Society

The Stockport Canal Society

The Rochdale Canal Society

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society

Towpath Treks: Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Marple Locks Heritage Society

The Marple Website (information about Peak Forest Canal)

River Foss Society, York

Macclesfield Canal Society

The Macclesfield Canal

David Kitching's webpages, featuring Ashton, Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals

Bugsworth Basin Heritage Trust

The Chesterfield Canal Trust

The Barnsley, Dearne & Dove Canals Trust

The Calder Navigation Society

Lancaster Canal Trust

Sankey Canal Restoration Society

Save Liverpool Docks

Waterway Recovery Group - North West Area

Bridgewater Canal Company

Subterranea Britannica: Manchester and Salford Junction Canal

Lock92 - Rochdale, Ashton and Huddersfield Canals

Bridgewater Canal Industrial Heritage

The Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals

Ice Boats of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Stockport Canal Boat Trust for Disabled People

Wooden Canal Boat Society

The Packet Boat Duchess Countess Project - re-building former Bridgewater Canal boat

Saddleworth Moonraker Canal Cruises

Lymm Cruising Club

Sale Cruising Club

South Pennine Boat Club

NB Alton - working boat selling coal, diesel, etc. on Macclesfield and Upper Peak Forest Canals

Ancoats Canal Project - community group aiming to improve canal environment in Ancoats

Other waterways related sites:

George's Canals and Waterways in the UK
- List of waterways sites

Jim Shead's Waterways Information
- Includes tables of distances, etc.

Canals and Waterways Roots and Routes
- Peter Hardcastle's original waterway resource, back by popular demand

Maps of Waterways History
- the waterways maps of the late Mike Stevens

Virtual Waterways
- Waterways Archive Catalogue

Inland Waterways Association


British Waterways

Anderton Boat Lift

Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port

London Canal Museum

National Waterways Museum, Gloucester

The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne

Tim Lewis's Waterways Index
- useful links

Nick's Canal Route Planner

UK Canals

The Millennium Link

Foxton Inclined Plane Trust

Driffield Navigation Virtual Cruise

The Driffield Navigation Trust

Cruising the Birmingham Canal Navigations

Community Boats Association

Association of Pleasure Craft Operators

Canal Daily Photo

Canal Walking

Walking the British Waterways

National Waterways Museum

The Horseboating Society

The Waterway Recovery Group

The Waterways Trust

The Fens Waterways

Waterways Directory

Canalshop Directory

Europe Afloat - boat hire directory

English Waterways

Narrowboat World: Online Magazine

Canalia: Online Magazine

Towpath Talk: Online Magazine

Canal and Riverboat Magazine

Canal Boat and Inland Waterways Magazine

The Water Web

Boat Owners' World

Boating News

Cruising Canada: Monthly Online Magazine

Britain's Waterways: A Unique Insight
- extracts from Brian Roberts' book

How a lock works
- Oliver Clarke's detailed explanation

Operate a lock on-line!
- try your hand at this virtual lock

Bolinder Diesel Engines

Life Jackets UK

River Canal Rescue - breakdown and recovery assistance on inland waterways

Animated Boating Knots

Sandwell Coal Chutes

Dictionary of Boating Terms

Boat Trips:

City Centre Cruises, Castlefield, Manchester, for trips along the Bridgewater Canal

Manchester Cruises, for sightseeing trips on the upper Manchester Ship Canal and around Salford Quays

The Manchester Party Boat

Manchester Ship Canal Cruises, for trips between Liverpool and Salford Quays along the length of the Manchester Ship Canal

Saddleworth Moonraker Canal Cruises, Uppermill

Still Waters
- short public trips from Portland Basin, Ashton under Lyne, or charter trips for groups of up to 47 passengers

East Manchester Community Boat Project
- charter trips from Portland Basin, Ashton under Lyne, for disabled and/or disavantaged groups

Wigan Boats Canal Cruises, Appley Bridge, near Wigan

Kittywake Canal Cruises, Wigan

Judith Mary, Cruise and Restaurant Boat, Whaley Bridge


Bronte Boat Trips, Hebden Bridge

Stubbing Wharf Cruises, Hebden Bridge

Wyre Lady, Sprotbrough River Boat Trips, near Doncaster

Pennine Boat Trips, Skipton

Apollo Canal Cruises, Shipley

Mary Sunley, trip boat for disabled, near Poynton

Passenger Boats in Yorkshire

Kirkstall Flyboat, Leeds

Boat Hire and Canal Holidays:

Shire Cruisers, Sowerby Bridge
canal boat hire on Yorkshire's waterways

Bronte Hire Boats, Hebden Bridge

Apollo Canal Cruises, Shipley

Pennine Cruisers, Skipton

Snaygill Boats, Skipton

Silsden Boats, Silsden

Canal Boat Escapes, Barnoldswick

Canal Boat Cruises, Riley Green

Sheffield Narrowboats, Sheffield

Float Our Boats
- Border Rose and Genevieve

Latelink - Last Minute Boating Holidays

Waterways UK - Boating Holidays in Britain

Cruise England

Lady Teal Hotel Boat, Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Houseboat Hotels, Sheffield - static hotelboats

Owner Ships - shared boat ownership scheme

Portland Basin Marina Day Boat Hire, Lower Peak Forest Canal

Wandering Duck - skippered tours & charters

Phoenix Day Boat Hire, Whaley Bridge

Astra Day Boat Hire, Macclesfield

Heritage Boats Day Hire, Scholar Green

Thorn Marine Day Hire, Stockton Heath, Warrington

Claymoore Day Hire, Preston Brook, Runcorn

Karen's Day Hire, Bridgewater Marina, Boothstown (07519 275 016)

Lady Aspley Day Boat Hire, Huddersfield

Red Lion Caravans and Boats, Scarisbrick Bridge

Claymoore Narrowboats, Preston Brook

Shepley Bridge Marina

Middlewich Narrowboats

Andersen Boats, Middlewich

Black Prince, Acton Bridge

Hind and Hart Narrowboat Hotel Cruises

Dawn and Dusk Narrowboat Hotel

Swan and Mallard Hotel Boats

Periwinkle Hotel Boat

English Rose Hotel Boat

Flagships Holiday Cruises

Inland Waterway Holiday Cruises

Marinas and Boat Yards:

Shire Cruisers Boat Services, Sowerby Bridge

Aspley Wharf Marina, Huddersfield

Bridgewater Marina, Boothstown

Portland Basin Marina, Dukinfield Junction

Droylsden Marina, Ashton Canal


Shepley Bridge Marina, Mirfield

Lemonroyd Marina, Methley

White Bear Marina, Adlington

Reedley Marina, near Burnley

Boaters' Services:

Trafalgar Marine, Peak Forest Canal: Fenders, Ropes, Chains. Order online.


Brian McGuigan, Peak Forest Canal Carrying Company: coal, diesel, Elsan blue, etc. delivered from NB Alton

Local sites - west of Pennines:

Welcome to Ashton under Lyne

Welcome to Mossley

Stalybridge Online

Tameside on the Internet - list of sites connected with Tameside area

Saddleworth Guide

Saddleworth Online

Around Saddleworth - online magazine

Saddleworth Tourism Association

Saddleworth Cottages, Delph
(2 miles from Huddersfield Narrow Canal)

Saddleworth Sites Web Ring

Rochdale Online

Visit Salford

Industrial Powerhouse - Industrial heritage of North West England

Pendle Net - Nelson and Colne area

Tameside Archaeological Society

Chadderton Historical Society

Littleborough Civic Trust

Local History of Rochdale

The Weavers' Triangle, Burnley

Cotton Town, Blackburn and Darwen History

Manchester Council
Salford Council
Tameside Council
Oldham Council
Rochdale Council
Stockport Council
High Peak Council
Trafford Council
Bury Council
Bolton Council
Wigan Council
Burnley Council
Blackburn Council
Liverpool Council
Lancashire County Council

Get daily news online from The Oldham Chronicle

East Lancashire Railway

Manchester Museum of Transport

Visit Manchester - Tourist Information

Navigation Inn, Bugsworth Basin

Whaley Bridge information

Local sites - east of Pennines:

Rotherham Web

Marsden History

Marsden Moor Estate - National Trust

Tunnel End Inn, Marsden

Mirfield in Pictures

Welcome to Sowerby Bridge

Hebden Bridge Net

Todmorden and Walsden

Tod Talk - Todmorden

The Colne Valley Society

Things to do in Calderdale

Calderdale Tourist Guide

The Bronte Country

Visiting Bronte Country

Get daily news online from The Huddersfield Examiner

"Daelnet" Yorkshire Dales Directory

Yorkshire Dales Information

Skipton Castle

Skipton Web

Keighley Web


Kirklees Council
Calderdale Council
Wakefield Council
Leeds Council
Bradford Council
Sheffield Council
Doncaster Council
Rotherham Council
North Yorkshire County Council Online Guide

Other sites of interest:

Weather Forecasts:
  Hebden Bridge

Subterranea Britannica - underground Britain

Cotton Times - the industrial revolution in Lancashire

The Tourist Engineer - Open Guide

The Railway and Canal Historical Society

Lost Railways Of West Yorkshire

The Pennine Cycleway Guide

Manchester Transport Museum Society

The Ramblers' Association
  Manchester and High Peak Area Ramblers
  New Mills Group Ramblers
  Wigan Group Ramblers
  Burnley and Pendle Group Ramblers
  Liverpool Group Ramblers
  West Riding Area Ramblers
  Leeds Group Ramblers
  South Yorkshire and NE Derbyshire Area Ramblers
  Sheffield Group Ramblers

Hostels.Com - Hostels in the Pennines

Emmaus Mossley (huge charity store and small heritage centre 200m from canal)

Directories and web rings:

image linking to 100 Top Boating Sites

Yorkshire Websites Top Sites

  @UK  - the UK Travel Guide  

Boating Links - world-wide links directory

Check out other sites of interest on these Web Rings:

Saddleworth Sites Web Ring

UK Waterways Web Ring

UK Canals Web Ring

Pennine Web Ring

Lancashire Web Ring

White Rose of Yorkshire Web Ring

Industrial Archaeology and History Web Ring