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Enjoy 2 days/1 night cruising through tunnels, over aqueducts, countryside and urban landscapes.
Spend a warm and pleasant evening in front of a roaring log fire with friends and family before going to bed on board this luxury 4 berth cruiser.
Check in between 4 and 6pm.
Our boat is moored at Reedley Marina, one of the most beautiful and picturesque marinas in the country.
After you have checked in, either spend the evening at the marina or take a walk to the highly recommended Shapla or Fence Gate restaurants
After dinner, you and your guests can settle in for the night in front of a roaring log fire before getting a good nights sleep.
The next morning you may want to cook breakfast on board the boat or maybe eat at the marinas Kingfisher Cafe.
Around 11.00am, our skipper will gently cruise you in to town along the famous Leeds and Liverpool Canal, you will be welcome to take the helm and to experience the boating lifestyle.
The cruise will last approximately 4 hours, through tunnels, over aqueducts and along the famous mile wharf before returning to Reedley Marina at around 3.00pm.
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.
Our Royal Yatching Association qualified staff give full tuition on the boats, navigation and locks. We are based at Reedley Marina in the borough of Pendle on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Get here early and enjoy a meal and a drink at the newly refurbished Cafe Kingfisher whilst taking in the views of Pendle Hill. We provide secure parking, diesel, gas, bedding, towels and insurance less liability excess. Alsopets travel free so we look forward to seeing you!
Built by Bonikowski and lined with ash for a bright clean feel. Real pine solid wood floor, blackout blinds throughout.
Has two bench seats/single beds 6ft x 2ft, solid fuel stove, 22" colour television with Freeview & DVD and FM Radio/CD system. There is also side opening windows and a large roof hatch.
Fully-fitted includes four hob gas cooker with oven and grill, full height fridge with freezer compartment., four cupboards and four drawers for storage.
Forward of the rear cabin, bathroom with a full length shower, pump-out toilet, hand-basin and plenty of storage. (Towels provided)
Double doors lead from the deck into the rear cabin with double bed (6' 3" x 4' ), this can also be put down into an L shaped seating area, overhead cupboard with downlights, under-bed storage and cupboard with hanging space. Separated by a door from the living area.
Comfortably spacious for people to stand and enjoying the tranquility of the journey.
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 Canal at Ducie St. 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.