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Ellerbeck Narrowboats

Charnock, Chorley. Pr7 4DE The Boatyard Rawlinson Lane | Heath Charnock, Chorley PR7 4DE, England
+44 1257 480825
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A great day out for all the family

We've just completed our third trip with Ellerbeck on what's now become an annual family... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Eddie F
Just One of Those Days

We all have busy lives, always looking for the next e-mail, the next complication, the deadlines... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iain M
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Ellerbeck Narrowboats offers self-steer canal boat hire along the Leeds and Liverpool canal. With no experience or license necessary, you could be boating through the beautiful countryside at a time that suits you. Families, parties, work and club outings all welcome
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  • Average1%
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“narrow boat” (17 reviews)
“safety briefing” (11 reviews)
“bacon butties” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Charnock, Chorley. Pr7 4DE The Boatyard Rawlinson Lane | Heath Charnock, Chorley PR7 4DE, England
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+44 1257 480825
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We've just completed our third trip with Ellerbeck on what's now become an annual family event. It's a great way to relax and everyone enjoyed the day. Nice to see the development of a cafe bus on the site which will be a great place...More

Thank Eddie F
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Eddie Many thanks for your review and yes, the bus café will be open soon! See you soon. Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We all have busy lives, always looking for the next e-mail, the next complication, the deadlines, the "things that go wrong, go worse" situations. Then of course, as with everyone, the milestone birthday. When you stop and just wonder, where does those 19 years since...More

Thank Iain M
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Iain, What an amazing review, many thanks for taking the time to write it for us as it certainly will help others see what hiring a boat with us is all about. It's definitely a day to remember and we appreciate people arrive not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired Crossley for the day and filled her with four generations of our family and friends. We had such a good day out, the boat was really easy to handle, even for those amongst us who had no boat handling experience. Our whole group...More

Thank David C
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi David, Many thanks for your great review and I'm pleased you enjoyed the canal and all the wildlife that it has to offer. I hear your comment that the boat is a little worn which is why we have already scheduled an interior refit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Each year a group of us hire a day narrow boat. There is always a friendly welcome and the boats are always clean. Weather of course is a consideration but even when it has been inclement it hasn’t spoilt the experience. Breakfast on board cooked...More

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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Robin, many thanks for your glowing review, it is very much appreciated. I am pleased that the weather didn't spoil your day and you do find that more wildlife come out to play when it's raining. See you all again soon Lucien @ Ellerbeck...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a group of French people, kids and adults. We wanted to get a real taste of England and its canal life. Everyone took a turn to steer the boat. It was very relaxing, with beautiful surroundings, the occasional barge AND a stop...More

Thank Association J
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey!! It was a pleasure to skipper you all for your afternoon out. It was good to learn some French too and great that everyone was practicing their English with me too. I am pleased you enjoyed your afternoon. Merci beaucoup et au revoir Lucien...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous evening on the canal with friends to celebrate my birthday. Lucien was lovely and explained everything to us to make sure we felt safe and confident. He also told us to call him at any time if we needed help and he...More

Thank MrsEJT
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Emma It was a pleasure to see to you all and I'm pleased that you had a great birthday evening with friends. Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you again later this month. The piece of birthday cake you gave me on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spotted Ellerbeck online, having previously been on a similar trip to Skipton we wanted to try something a bit closer to home. We weren’t disappointed, Lucien greeted us at the engineering works (we were running late and he was very accommodating) and once on...More

Thank iain_keni
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Iain Many thanks for the detailed review, it really does help others understand the day and what to expect. I have to say that we always tell our customers to slow down passing fishermen and follow any instructions they may give but think of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired the Rushton for a family day out with our son daughter in law and granddaughters aged 5, 3, 2 and 9 weeks they all absolutely loved it. Such a peaceful relaxing way to spend the day. We headed in the direction of haigh...More

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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, The canal is a great place to be to chill out and relax for all ages and I'm pleased that you enjoyed your day. It's important for us to know that you are confident to handle the boat when you set off so that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family group, consisting of my husband and I, our daughter and our two grandsons aged eight and five, have just returned from a wonderful family day out along a stretch of the Leeds/Liverpool between Chorley and Wigan aboard 'Ruston', a barge hired from Ellerbeck...More

Thank Polly1001
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey!! Many thanks for your great review, it was a pleasure to see you and teach you all you needed to know. It is great to get children involved with the boat as they are the future of the canal and we get a lot...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Searched for a family day out and came up with this adventure. Highly recommended a great day out for all ages. 7-hours of relaxation doing something totally different whilst getting to see some beautiful woodlands. Very friendly and helpful staff (Lucien). Will do again and...More

Thank Gary173662
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gary, Many thanks for your glowing review of your day out aboard one of our boats. I am pleased that you found me to be very friendly and helpful as it's important to make sure each and every one of our visitors enjoy their...More

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motherinlaw51
25 June 2018|
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Response from Lucien B | Property representative |
Hi, each of our boats can take a maximum of 10 people so you'll need to hire 2 boats for your 20 people. We often have larger groups hiring more than one boat. Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
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willandshirl
8 February 2018|
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Response from Lucien B | Property representative |
I know all there is to know about this attraction!! How can I help? Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
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John M
23 December 2017|
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Response from Lucien B | Property representative |
Hi John, it's not possible to walk to Blackrod along the canal as the canal winds it's way towards Red Rock and Haigh Hall.
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