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29 April

April Adventures with Norfolk

Norfolk April 7-17
Posted by Steph Green

Sowerby Bridge to Barnoldswick.
81 miles. 81 locks.
A lovely Spring day and super-excitement is bubbling up...

Steph Green

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21 Oct

Autumn 2016 Norfolk goes home

Norfolk October 3-14
Posted by Steph Green

Barnoldswick to Sowerby Bridge.
81 miles. 81 locks.
This journey has everything....

Steph Green

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14 Sep

Holiday

Somerset June 10-24
Posted by Harry Glover

Dear Nigel and Susan
Here are my comments on our Barnoldswick-to-Liverpool-and-back canal trip in June......

Harry Glover

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08 Aug

Holiday

Gloucester July 8-15
Posted by Andy Cripps

Susan
Just to thank you for the excellent service.....

Andy Cripps

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29 Jul

Our Holiday - Huntingdon - HNC

Huntingdon July 2-9
Posted by Ross Morrell

Hi Susan and Nigel,
I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know once again how much we enjoyed....

Ross Morrell

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08 Jul

Spring weekend

Stafford June 18-25
Posted by Michael Fulford

Hi Nigel and Susan,
Just to say we enjoyed our week on the Stafford....

Michael & Kathryn Fulford

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22 Jun

Spring weekend

Somerset May 16-20
Posted by Dorothy Smith

Dear Nigel and Susan,
I feel that I have to write to you and inform you of the most wonderful experiences we all had on our narrow boat holiday with you. The boat was superb. Everything on board....

Tyzacks and Smiths

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12 Apr

Spring weekend

Somerset April 1-4
Posted by Eric Bridgstock

Our family of two “60+” and three “30+” had a wonderful weekend on Somerset – such an advance on the last boat we hired in 1979!  Central heating, 3-pin plugs, shower, electric flush toilets, and such a quiet engine....

Eric Bridgstock

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12 Apr

Churches, churches

Gloucester March 28 - April 4
Posted by Peter Jones

Our week on the canal was wonderful! We did not quite get as far as Apperley Bridge – but that is because of the time we spent in Skipton and Saltaire (the furthest place that we reached), as well as visiting several churches, such as at Gargrave and Kildwick. On the second day (the Tuesday) we managed to experience snow, hail, rain and sunshine – all on one day, but fortunately, after that, the weather calmed down and it was mostly dry, sometimes sunny. (picture; Holy Trinity, Skipton)

Peter Jones

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02 Apr

Guinea pigs

Stafford March 19-26
Posted by Julian Howes

Thank you so much for the trouble you went to ensuring that our holiday still went ahead. We had a wonderful time ...

Julian Howes and Alison Plaisted

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07 Oct

Such a fantastic time

Somerset July 24-31
Posted by Gillian McElroy

In July 2015 we embarked rather nervously on our first canal holiday...

Gillian McElroy

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05 Oct

5 Lads - 1 Boat

Somerset October 2-5
Posted by Ben Ellis

What an absolutely superb weekend we have just had...

Ben Ellis

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22 Sept

A 40th birthday

Stafford May 23-30
Posted by Douglas Aberdeen

....Thanks again for an amazing holiday and your stellar service!

D&J Aberdeen.

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21 August

Diary of a one way trip via Rochdale

Cornwall August 1-8
Posted by Tim Overfield

Tim Overfield gives useful advice, including intriguing places to eat, for new customers planning the rewarding one way trip via the Rochdale Canal.

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6 July

Thanks for a brilliant 10 days on a fantastic boat!

Rutland June 19-29
Posted by Nick Ferrar

Thank you Shire Cruisers for a superb ten days afloat. We previously attempted the South Pennine ring in 2007 but failed due to lock damage on the Ashton Canal, this time we succeeded and what a trip!......
Nick Ferrar

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28 June

Sunlit Gorges and Fluffy Goslings

Hereford June 1-5
Posted by Elizabeth Guinness

Drifting through sunlit gorges watching fluffy goslings guarded by anxious Canadian parents! Then ......
Elizabeth Guinness

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22 June

THANK YOU

Hereford June 15-19
Posted by Sue Constable

Just a quick message to say Thank you so much for the help you gave us with my in-laws for our trip last week.
Sue (snr) and Peter introduced me to canal holidays when I married into the family some 30 odd years ago....

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19 June

Better late than never!

Oxford June 5-12
Posted by Stephen Roberts

Kate Hills

Can I just say we had a wonderful time and we were really impressed with your company. The boat was clean and in good condition and we had a wonderful greeting and briefing from Brian giving us the knowledge and confidence to enjoy our holiday to the full.
I would heartily recommend Shire Cruisers to anyone and you'll definitely be seeing us again sometime in the future for another holiday on your wonderful boats.

Thanks again
Steve Roberts and Kate Hills

20 May

nb Warwick 8th-15 May 2015

Warwick
Posted by Steph Green

Arriving at the picturesque Lower Park Marina on time, despite the usual getting lost in Skipton detour, the day isn't too bad, our handover is quick and concise and away we go West.
But the skies were greying, it was beginning to drizzle....

Until next time!
Steph xxx

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16 Nov

Our fab weekend away

Cambridge
Posted by Alison Wharton

Thank you for making our weekend special. We only booked the weekend before and have never been on a narrowboat before.
The boat Cambridge had everything inside we could have possibly wanted. We will definitely booking again

Kind regards
Alison Wharton

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26 Oct

Thank you!

Warwick
Posted by Mary Kipling

We had a grand, if occasionally challenging, time bringing Warwick back through Manchester to Sowerby Bridge, and the feeling of achievement is immense. And now we've completed all the Pennine Rings...

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17 Sept

A bunch of Yanks cruise the South Pennine Ring - August 2014

Buckingham & Hereford
Posted by Brian Shaw

Cruising the South pennine Ring

Thanks, Susan and Nigel, for providing great boats and booking perfect weather!...

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9 Sept

Comments on South Pennine Ring by Fiona and Roland Rawlings June 2014

Hereford
Posted by Fiona Rawlings

Leaving Sowerby Bridge with a crew of four adults early on a Saturday morning we planned to do the South Pennine Ring in a clockwise direction. Although we knew we could complete the ring in two weeks to take it at a more leisurely pace we decided to take three weeks. The challenge would be 197 locks and 75 miles...

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6 July

Tour de France

Leicester, Oxford and Westmorland
Posted by Nigel Stevens

The Grand Départ went with a real bang, with huge crowds along the canal, in Hebden Bridge, in Mytholmroyd and up Cragg Vale - right along the route. The Tour de France cyclists and officials were quite overwhelmed....

Picture courtesy CRT

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21 June

A Voyage through the Pennines

Cornwall
Posted by Charles Stride

IWA Ipswich Branch Chairman's Cruise 2014

An impressive photo montage of a journey across the Huddersfield Narrow in April.

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12 June

Feedback re Worcester 19 May 2014 - 02 June 2014

Worcester
Posted by Patricia Faraday

One thing we did not do before we booked our trip was research the Rochdale Canal. We learnt that it was the highest, the deepest and the widest on the English Canal system, but only after the first 36 locks. I also realised, at the Summit, that I had in fact walked from Sowerby Bridge to the Summit as the locks were all so close together...

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02 June

Our Fantastic Holiday

Leicester
Posted by Nicola Black

Just wanted to send a quick email to say how much we enjoyed our holiday on Leicester last week.

The weather on our start day was horrendous but....

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27 May

Maiden voyage

Rutland
Posted by Ian Jackson

Holiday lived up to all expectations, as ever. Taking 'Rutland' out on her maiden voyage made it extra special and being trusted with a brand new craft made us feel privileged.

Regards
Ian & Gillian Jackson

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21 May

Another great holiday...

Warwick
Posted by Steph Green

Thank you so much for another great holiday. We had a fantastic time on The Leeds and Liverpool. We went East as far as Saltaire and then came back West up to the mouth of Foulridge tunnel before heading back to Barnoldswick. Friday evening saw us wild mooring around Langber, a beautiful spot and a really lovely evening. We knew it was forecasting rain for Saturday so up and at it early as we were picking up...

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21 May

Thank you

Westmorland
Posted by Russell Chase

Just a quick note to say a sincere thank you for your hospitality shown to Rob, Alan and myself aboard Westmorland last week, for what was a most enjoyable trip up and over the Pennines. Despite the early week weather being a bit Northern with some heavy rain at times the latter part was kind and I returned looking a little pinker that when we left.

Your staff, the boat and everything about Shire Cruisers was first class...

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