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Family day out

We hired Mary for the day, it was a brilliant day and we all had a great laugh. The Boat was a... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Stockport, United Kingdom
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Regular dog walking route

Great route to walk dogs and chat to other walkers. Option also to visit Bugsworth canal... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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The Peak Forest Canal that passes through New Mills is unique in the many things it has to offer both local residents but also visitors to New Mills.Not only a waterway with many barges, boars and marinas the canal offers an ideal flat route for...more
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We hired Mary for the day, it was a brilliant day and we all had a great laugh. The Boat was a great size for novices like us to handle. Floating along the canal was very relaxing, the views around Marple and over the aqueduct...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Great route to walk dogs and chat to other walkers. Option also to visit Bugsworth canal basis. We walk Furness Vale to Whaley Bridge section, lots of canal boats to admire.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The Canal is one of the prettiest with gorgeous views everywhere. Marple Aqueduct and Flight is a must see, as is the Upper Peak Forest Canal, above the locks.you see all sorts of unusual things., cayuga ducks, al- pacca walking, boats

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank StarUKKiwi
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Peak Forest Canal runs for 15 miles between Ashton under Lyne, east of Manchester, and Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, UK. It links the Ashton Canal with the tramways that brought limestone from the Peak District quarries. The canal's terminus at Bugsworth Basin is one of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank johnretroreload
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is the second time my family and I have hired a canal boat from here, we have used both Mary and Alice (boat names). Great boats, clean and well appointed, you are given tea and coffee facilities with cutlery and crockery, the staff even...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank bibster2
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We hired MARY for my 40th birthday. £150 for the day on a 32 ft canal boat. It was brilliant fun and very relaxing. Ample room for the 10 of us to move about and sit and chat. A cute kitchen to make hot drinks...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank manchesterl76
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Our Leicestershire villiage outing was on the 'Judith May' from Whaley Bridge along the canal. Dispite the weather we all enjoyed it. We were supplied with ample liquid refreshments, tasty sandwiches, and finally hot scones with cream and Jam. The staff could not do enough...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Cecile T
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We live a stones throw from the marina at furness vale. And walk the towpath every day with our dog towards either Whaley Bridge .Bridgemont . Or New Mills. really good path to walk on just watch out for the bike riders if they don't...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank John S
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The towpath is very varied from earth to loose fine gravel to stony stretches. Also most of the bridges have cobblestones which are not well maintained so scooting is a safer option than riding through. All of this makes cycling from Bugsworth basin a challenge....More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank colin c
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Another great option for a run either in its own right or as a link to a variety of footpath options. All the way there is plenty to see.

Date of experience: May 2016
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9 August 2018|
Response from Sean_Whewell | Property representative |
10 minutes walk maximum
16 July 2018|
Response from Thomas S |
Definitely wide enough. We dog walkers do appreciate a bell on bikes and conversation though.