Important covid 19 information must be read please click here to see more information. In 1804 the rochdale became the first of our three trans pennine canals to be fully opened perhaps due to the choice of a route over the top of the pennines avoiding the problems with tunnel construction that had bedevilled the other two waterways.
Hire boat at sowerby bridge cruising east from the basin on the rochdale canal for a weekend boating holiday you can reach hebden bridge and todmorden before turning your hire boat around.
Rochdale canal boat hire. New schedule for 2021 see here star narrowboat holidays now have one canal boat to hire all year round. New site coming soon queenie is 50ft 15 45m sleeps 2 people get 10 discount on 2nd to 12th november 10 nights contact us. A trip across the whole rochdale canal is an exhilarating and unforgettable experience.
Hmrc confirmed on 17 july that holiday hire boats are eligible for the reduction in vat from 20 to 5. Narrowboat hire rochdale canal. Within four days we had refunded or reduced balances for everyone who had paid from 15 july we think the only company to do so most.
Hire a narrowboat in england for a superb canal boating holiday. The rochdale canal history. Hire a traditional narrowboat and explore the picturesque scenery of the pennines cruising the leeds liverpool canal to the north and the calder hebble and rochdale canal to the south.
Hiring a boat to cross the rochdale canal is wonderful journey for energetic boaters especially as part of a pennine ring. The rochdale canal navigation was built after the calder hebble and formed at the historic basin at sowerby bridge which is where our marina is situated. Rail and modern road followed on all packed tightly into the available space.
See below for how get a taste of this amazing canal. The rochdale canal a little history first discussed as early as 1766 construction started in 1794 and the rochdale canal was the first of the trans pennine canals to open in 1805. Canal boat hire in yorkshire vat reduction.
Researched and written by jeannette briggs. To climb the valleys on each side of magnificent rounded slopes of the pennine moors the canal railways and roads all pack tightly together into the narrow valleys. The rochdale canal was built by 1804 unusually with wide beamed canal boat capacity and locks capable of taking large barges even small coastal vessels it was designed as a connecting canal to enable heavy goods to be transported over the pennine chain of mountains from the east.
Many canal boaters regard the rochdale canal over the pennines as having the most dramatic scenery of any of the country s waterways so can be popular for holiday hire. However owing to its route over the hills it is heavily locked with broad often difficult locks to operate that are not really suitable either for the new narrowboat. The rochdale canal from sowerby bridge to todmorden and manchester.
The rochdale canal and calder hebble the rochdale canal is a broad canal which pioneered the route up the valleys on each side of blackstone edge on to the magnificent rounded slopes of the pennine moors. We immediately reduced our prices click for full explanation.