Popular Cruising Routes

Explore some of the most popular routes our customers take whilst aboard on of our narrowboats.

There are many routes that are likely to be on the bucket list for experienced boaters.  There are also those paths less well travelled which hide some stunning gems around the canal network.

Below are a selection of our top picks for you to explore and research for your next canal boating holiday. The guides are written as if you are departing and returning to our hand over location in Higher Poynton.  Details and directions can be found on our location page.

We will be updating our routes shortly to include routes and guides from our new location which we will be moving to around June 2020. From this date onwards we anticipate being based from Middlewich with larger facilities to better serve our customers. – Find out more about our new home here.


When planning any journey by canal it is important to keep up to date with regards to the stoppages that may interrupt your journey. Stoppages are maintenance that may stop navigation and cruising and can be both planned and un-expected, either way they may block your route. They are unfortunately a fact of life on the canals and the place to find out the latest information for the majority of the canal network is by checking the Canal and River Trust Notices.

A note of thanks goes to canalplan.org.uk which we find an incredibly useful resource for planning routes when assisting guests looking for something a little different. If your route isn’t featured here then we highly recommend heading to canalplan.org.uk to check out your planned route, directions, if there are any stoppages, points of interest and most importantly …. where the pubs are along your journey!