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Canal related sites: Pennines area

Other waterways related sites

Boat Trips

Boat Hire, Canal Holidays

Marinas and Boat Yards

Boaters' Services

Local Links: west of Pennines

Local Links: east of Pennines

Other sites of interest

On-line Ordnance Survey Maps of the Pennine Waterways area

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Canal related sites - Pennines area:

The Huddersfield Canal Society

Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre

The Hollinwood Canal Society

The Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal Society

The Stockport Canal Society

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society

Towpath Treks: Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

River Foss Society, York

Macclesfield Canal Society

The Macclesfield Canal

David Kitching's webpages, featuring Ashton, Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals

Bugsworth Basin Heritage Trust

The Chesterfield Canal Trust

Waterway Recovery Group - North West Area

Bridgewater Canal Company

Subterranea Britannica: Manchester and Salford Junction Canal

Ice Boats of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Stockport Canal Boat Trust for Disabled People

Wooden Canal Boat Society

Lymm Cruising Club

South Pennine Boat Club

Ancoats Canal Project - community group aiming to improve canal environment in Ancoats

The Calder Navigation Society

Lancaster Canal Trust

Sankey Canal Restoration Society

Save Liverpool Docks

Other waterways related sites:

George's Canals and Waterways in the UK
- List of waterways sites

Jim Shead's Waterways Information
- Includes tables of distances, etc.

Maps of Waterways History
- the waterways maps of the late Mike Stevens

Inland Waterways Association

Canal and River Trust

Anderton Boat Lift

Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port

London Canal Museum

National Waterways Museum, Gloucester

CanalPlan Canal Route Planner

UK Canals

The Millennium Link

Canal Walking

Walking the British Waterways

The Horseboating Society

The Waterway Recovery Group

Waterways Directory

Europe Afloat - boat hire directory

Narrowboat World: Online Magazine

Towpath Talk: Online Magazine

Cruising Canada: Monthly Online Magazine

River Canal Rescue - breakdown and recovery assistance on inland waterways

Animated Boating Knots

Foxton Inclined Plane Trust

Community Boats Association

Canal Daily Photo

Boat Trips:

Manchester Ship Canal Cruises, for trips between Liverpool and Salford Quays along the length of the Manchester Ship Canal

Still Waters
- short public trips from Portland Basin, Ashton under Lyne, or charter trips for groups of up to 47 passengers

Kittywake Canal Cruises, Wigan

Judith Mary, Cruise and Restaurant Boat, Whaley Bridge


Bronte Boat Trips, Hebden Bridge

Wyre Lady, Sprotbrough River Boat Trips, near Doncaster

Pennine Boat Trips, Skipton

Mary Sunley, trip boat for disabled, near Poynton

Boat Hire and Canal Holidays:

Shire Cruisers, Sowerby Bridge
canal boat hire on Yorkshire's waterways

Bronte Hire Boats, Hebden Bridge

Pennine Cruisers, Skipton

Snaygill Boats, Skipton

Silsden Boats, Silsden

Canal Boat Cruises, Riley Green

Sheffield Narrowboats, Sheffield

Lady Teal Hotel Boat, Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Houseboat Hotels, Sheffield - static hotelboats

Portland Basin Marina Day Boat Hire, Lower Peak Forest Canal

Phoenix Day Boat Hire, Whaley Bridge

Astra Day Boat Hire, Macclesfield

Heritage Boats Day Hire, Scholar Green

Thorn Marine Day Hire, Stockton Heath, Warrington

Andersen Boats, Middlewich

Black Prince, Acton Bridge

Float Our Boats
- Border Rose and Genevieve

Latelink - Last Minute Boating Holidays

Waterways UK - Boating Holidays in Britain

Marinas and Boat Yards:

Shire Cruisers Boat Services, Sowerby Bridge

Aspley Wharf Marina, Huddersfield

Portland Basin Marina, Dukinfield Junction

Droylsden Marina, Ashton Canal


Lemonroyd Marina, Methley

White Bear Marina, Adlington

Reedley Marina, near Burnley

Boaters' Services:

Trafalgar Marine, Peak Forest Canal: Fenders, Ropes, Chains. Order online.

Bollington Wharf - Boat services, boat and bike hire


Brian McGuigan, Peak Forest Canal Carrying Company: coal, diesel, Elsan blue, etc. delivered from NB Alton

Local sites - west of Pennines:

Welcome to Ashton under Lyne

Welcome to Mossley

Stalybridge Online

Tameside on the Internet - list of sites connected with Tameside area

Saddleworth Online

Around Saddleworth - online magazine

Saddleworth Cottages, Delph
(2 miles from Huddersfield Narrow Canal)

Rochdale Online

Visit Salford

Tameside Archaeological Society

The Weavers' Triangle, Burnley

Cotton Town, Blackburn and Darwen History

Get daily news online from The Oldham Chronicle

East Lancashire Railway

Manchester Museum of Transport

Visit Manchester - Tourist Information

Navigation Inn, Bugsworth Basin

Manchester Council
Salford Council
Tameside Council
Oldham Council
Rochdale Council
Stockport Council
High Peak Council
Trafford Council
Bury Council
Bolton Council
Wigan Council
Burnley Council
Blackburn Council
Liverpool Council
Lancashire County Council

Local sites - east of Pennines:

Marsden History

Marsden Moor Estate - National Trust

Hebden Bridge Net

Todmorden and Walsden

The Bronte Country

Get daily news online from The Huddersfield Examiner

"Daelnet" Yorkshire Dales Directory

Yorkshire Dales Information

Skipton Castle

Kirklees Council
Calderdale Council
Wakefield Council
Leeds Council
Bradford Council
Sheffield Council
Doncaster Council
Rotherham Council
North Yorkshire County Council

Other sites of interest:

The Railway and Canal Historical Society

Subterranea Britannica - underground Britain

Cotton Times - the industrial revolution in Lancashire

Manchester Transport Museum Society

The Ramblers' Association
  Manchester and High Peak Area Ramblers
  Leeds Group Ramblers

Hostels.Com - Hostels in the Pennines

Emmaus Mossley (huge charity store and small heritage centre 200m from canal)