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Guests normally arrive on Friday and spend Friday night at the marina. Their first night is then spent settling on to the boat and getting used to the boats facilities.
On their first night guests can enjoy a meal at the Cafe Kingfisher which is a new restaurant that overlooks the Marina, the Pennine countryside and Pendle Hill. Our guests are given a 20% discount on all food orders.
The next morning our guests are given a 1 on 1 boat and lock tuition by our specially trained instructor.
Welcome to Hapton Valley Boats, narrowboat and wide beam boating holidays. This is the start of your 4 star canal holiday in the heart of Pennine Lancashire and through to the Yorkshire Dales via the summit of the Leeds Liverpool Canal.
Vintage is a 57' x 10' Wide Beam Canal Boat with 9 Berths. An executive luxury canal boat for those who enjoy luxury as standard. The boats interior is designed to give maximum social and communal space for the family holiday. This boat has a real fuel stove and central heating throughout.
Very spacious with Karndine flooring and granite work tops. The kitchen has a double oven cooker with 4 gas hobs, microwave and plenty of storage. Fridge with freezer compartment and convenient access to stern to socialize.
Open plan with a real fuel stove, relax in front of the flat screen TV/DVD. This room has a large dinnette for those evening get togethers which converts into a double bed and a single bed.
Fitted with a fixed double bed 6'3" x 4' and wardrobe space and under bed storage. This room has its own 2 piece en suit with shower and sink.
This bedroom has a fixed double bed 6'3 x 4' with under bed storage. There is also a fixed double bunk great for the kids and wardrobe space too. This room has double access doors to the bow of the boat.
A fully fitted 3 piece bathroom. The shower is full length and has glass doors. The toilet is electric macerator type pump out system. The sink is seated on a vanity cupboard. The room has a radiator and the floor is fitted with Karndine and not cold tyles.
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal main line is 127 miles (204 km) long and crosses the country from Liverpool, Merseyside to Leeds, West Yorkshire.
It has two main side-branches, the Leigh Branch and the Rufford Branch. The summit level is at 487 feet (148m). The canal was built with locks 60ft (18m) long and 14ft 3in (4.3m) wide to accommodate the Yorkshire Keel boats already in use on the Rivers Aire and Humber. However, the locks on the Leigh Branch and the mainline between Wigan and Liverpool (and Rufford Branch), were extended to a length of 72 feet (22m) to accommodate the longer boats trading on the rest of the canal network following the building of the Leigh Branch.
Aire and Calder
The Aire and Calder is a canalisation of the River Calder from Wakefield to Castleford, where it joins the branch from Leeds, which follows the River Aire.
The Aire and Calder still fulfils its original purpose of linking Leeds and Wakefield with York and the Humber (and thence the Trent), although the routes by which this is achieved have changed significantly. More recent canals now also make the Navigation a vital link in the English and Welsh connected inland waterway network. Beyond Leeds, the Leeds and Liverpool carries boats over the Pennines. The Calder and Hebble Navigation, which connects to the Navigation at Wakefield, allows boats to reach the Huddersfield Broad and Narrow Canals, and the Rochdale.
Calder and Hebble Navigation
The navigation is used almost entirely by leisure boaters, to whom it represents both an attractive cruising ground in it own right, and also a vital four-way link.
The Navigation starts in Wakefield, where there is an end-on junction with the Aire and Calder Navigation and runs upstream through Mirefield, after which there is a junction with the Huddersfield Broad Canal, to arrive at Sowerby Bridge, where there is another end-on junction, this time with the Rochdale Canal. Other towns on the navigation are Horbury, Dewsbury, Brighouse, and Elland. The former branch to Halifax is no longer navigable, except for a stub now known as the Salterhebble Arm.
The Rochdale is significant for leisure boating in that it is one of the three canals which cross the Pennines and thus join north-western canals with the waterways of the North East, as well as opening the possibilities of touring the Pennine Ring.
A great attraction of the Rochdale Canal for the leisure boater lies in the fact that it climbs high over the Pennine moors and the boater is surrounded by scenery which is spectacular (with the "penalty" of having to work more locks).
Huddersfield Narrow Canal
The canal runs for just under 20 miles and is limited to boats no wider than 7ft. It has 74 locks and tunnels through the Pennines via the Standedge Tunnel some 5,210m long
The Huddersfield Narrow is part of the South Pennine Ring, which is a circular route crossing the Pennines twice - the other crossing is the Rochdale Canal. The canals are linked at the western (Lancashire) end by the Ashton Canal and at the eastern (Yorkshire) end by the Huddersfield Broad Canal and a length of the Calder and Hebble Navigation.
Huddersfield Broad Canal
The canal, also called by its original name, the Sir John Ramsden Canal is a wide-locked navigable canal in Yorkshire in northern England.
The waterway is 3¾ miles (6km) long and has 9 wide locks. It follows the valley of the River Colne and connects the Calder and Hebble Navigation at Cooper Bridge junction with the Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Aspley Basin in the centre of Huddersfield.
The Ashton leaves the Rochdale (email hidden). Junction in central Manchester, and climbs for six miles (10km) and 18 locks, to make a head-on junction with the Huddersfield Narrow formerly the Huddersfield Canal) at Whitelands Basin in the centre of Ashton-Under-Lyne.
The canal was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester.
The canal is connected to the Rochdale Canal in Manchester and to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Leigh. Often considered to be the first "true" canal, it required the construction of an aqueduct to cross the River Irwell, one of the first of its kind. Its success helped inspire a period of intense canal building, known as "canal mania". Navigable throughout its history, it is one of the few canals in Britain not to have been nationalised, and remains privately owned. Pleasure craft now use the canal which forms part of the Two Roses Ring network of canals.
Fantastic!! Went on the boat for my mums birthday and she loved it, the whole family couldnt fault the boat area or the week. Glenn and his team were so nice and helpful from start to finish.