Cheshire Ring Itinerary

Travelling through five counties, the Cheshire Ring contrasts the highest waterways in England on the Macclesfield and Peak Forest canals with the cityscape of Manchester and its historic canal engineering.

Experience the UK like never before, from our bespoke luxury narrowboats. Enjoy the peace of mined of having a skipper with you along your journey, there to offer all the local knowledge and expertise to you. Giving you the chance to operate the locks for yourself and get involved as much or as little as you want whilst the iconic English country side sails past you.

Price Per Cruise


Maximum 6 Guests ($792 per person, per week, on full occupancy)

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Itinerary Day By Day

Gatwick Airport, aircraft landing at dawn, 2002, SB (CGA535)(0)

Arrive at Manchester Airport

Transfer from Manchester Airport to overnight stay at Premier Inn. Breakfast included the following morning.

Board NB Vivien & Experience The Anderton Boat Lift

Transfer from Hotel to Uplands Marina in the morning. Visit the Anderton Boat Lift and then cruise to the historic town of Northwich for overnight stop.

Cruise from Northwich to Middlewich

Cruise to Middlewich via the Boat Lift travelling over 9 miles of canal network with overnight stop at The Big Lock Pub, Middlewhich.
Distance: 9 miles, Locks: 1.

Scenic Cruising to Broughton Arms Public House

Spending the day heading south towards Broughton, experience the beauty of the Great British canals.
Distance: 11 miles, Locks: 22.


Morning Cruise to Scholar Green & Little Moreton Hall

Cruising in the morning to Scholar Green, we will arrive at Lunch time with transport to Little Moreton Hall for the afternoon.
Distance: 5 miles, Locks: 13.

Full Day Cruising to Macclesfield

Enjoy the day with scenic cruising to Macclesfied: the historic market town in Cheshire.
Distance: 13 miles, Locks: 12.

Free Time to Explore Macclesfied, Buxton & Bakewell

Enjoy the full day of exploring the local town of Buxton and Bakewell with attractions such as the Silk Museum, Opera Hall, Blue John Mines.

Marple Junction

Spend the day travelling towards the Marple Junction with stops along the way including attractions such as Nelson's Pit.
Distance: 11 miles, Locks: 0.


Portland Basin & Stalybridge

Sailing to the Portland Basin with the overnight stop in the Tameside town of Stalybridge. Stopping along the way at the Basin museum
Distance: 8 miles, Locks: 16.

Cruise Through Manchester

Spending the day cruising through the famous city of Manchester. See attractions such as Manchester United FC, Old Mill Factories to name a few. Overnight stop in the city centre.
Distance: 10 miles, Locks: 34.

Explore Manchester

Spend the 1st day of 2 to explore the UK's second biggest city. Visit attractions such as the Cathedral, Castlefields, Art Gallery, MUFC, Media City UK and The Northern Quarter.

Explore Manchester

Spend the 2nd day of 2 to explore the UK's second biggest city. Visit attractions such as the Cathedral, Castlefields, Art Gallery, MUFC, Media City UK and The Northern Quarter.