Traveling north you meet the canal where it all started the bridgewater canal which takes your narrowboat lock free to manchester. Alternatively an out and back holiday can be taken from any of the bases.
Guide to the cheshire ring.
Cheshire ring canal map. The cheshire ring is a canal cruising circuit or canal ring which includes sections of six canals in and around cheshire and greater manchester in north west england. Google map of the cheshire ring places of interest. Shops industrial heritage arts music media museum of science and industry old trafford granada studios marple.
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. The rochdale canal leaves castlefields in central manchester heading for the pennine hils but the cheshire ring only takes the first couple of miles down the rochdale nine wide locks through the lively cafes and bars of the gay village and then below the city streets to. The cheshire ring makes a realistic one week holiday although strenuous at times.
From there you can travel to the leeds liverpool canal or continue on the cheshire ring via the peak forest and macclesfield. Distance time and locks. Why choose anglo welsh narrowboat holidays.
The cheshire ring take two and take your time or do a bit more exploring. More than 50 years providing unique canal boat holidays. Options include a return trip to historic chester or a leisurely trip to wigan pier.
15th century timber framed and. Mid week and weekend breaks are available from all canal holidays bases on the cheshire. Scenic lock flight and high aqueduct over the river goyt macclesfield silk museum little moreton hall.
An exciting ring this route takes in everything from the peaks to the cheshire plain. Built 1875 to lower boats between the canal and the river below manchester. The route is 97 miles long as has a total of 92 locks.
97 miles about 55 hours cruising 93 locks. The cheshire ring is a circular canal route in the north west of england. Featuring the bridgewater canal the first canal to be built in the modern waterways era the cheshire ring was formed after successful campaigns to restore several key sections around the route and is one of the original cruising rings.
The ashton canal peak forest canal macclesfield canal trent and mersey canal bridgewater canal and rochdale canal. The cheshire ring is a canal cruising circuit or canal ring which includes sections of six canals in and around cheshire and greater manchester in north west england. The cheshire ring takes in the whole of the macclesfield canal and parts of the trent and mersey bridgewater rochdale ashton and peak forest canals.
Because it takes boats approximately one week to complete the circuit it is suited to narrowboat holidays. The ashton canal peak forest canal macclesfield canal trent and mersey canal bridgewater canal and rochdale canal.