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Routes for Everyone

Below we show some examples of routes which our customers enjoy. Distances and times shown (for guidance) are for the return trip. You can vary the distance to suit you, because there are plenty of turning points ('winding holes') marked in the guides on your boat. Information we provide about specific waterways or suggested routes is for general reference only. Please see more about route availability.

Weekend breaks from
Sowerby Bridge

Forget your frantic normal life as you concentrate on suddenly-important things such as which pub to have lunch at.
From 1pm Friday to 9am Monday.


Midweek breaks from
Sowerby Bridge

Enter the secret world of the waterways. you climb through stunning scenery and stop in pretty towns.
From 1pm Monday to 9am Friday


Weeks from
Sowerby Bridge

Explore the Calder Valley, with welcoming pubs, stunning scenery, stone-built towns and friendly people.
Starting Friday, Saturday or Monday 1pm


Longer trips from Sowerby Bridge

In 10 days or a fortnight, you can see much more of the Yorkshire waterways. Roam further afield - or simply unwind.
Starting Friday, Saturday or Monday


Short breaks from Barnoldswick

Relax on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, all sheep and stone walls.
From 1pm Friday to 9am Monday, or 1pm Monday to 9am Friday


Weeks from Barnoldswick

Relax in glorious scenery, visit Skipton, with its romantic castle and thriving market, or go as far as the Bingley 5 Rise.
Starting Friday or Monday 1pm


Routesfor experienced boaters

One way trips

Experienced boaters love our trips across the Pennines by any of the three trans-Pennine canals - return by minibus. We are the one-way specialists.



Three unforgettable canal journeys for enthusiasts, each crossing the Pennines twice - from 11 days to 3 weeks. Plus a special way of doing the Cheshire Ring.
Starting in Sowerby Bridge or Barnoldswick.


Adventure holidays

Sheffield, Goole, York, Liverpool - if you know your canals, you'll know that these are amazing destinations. If your crew are really serious boaters, we can get you there.