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Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
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Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Portland Basin Marina is a small friendly independent marina based at the junction of the Lower Peak Forest, Huddersfield Narrow and Ashton canals.
We were established in 2000 just in time for the grand opening of the Huddersfield Narrow canal and have been offering a growing range of services to boaters since then. Our services include dry dock facilities, day boat hire and holiday hire, we also have secure moorings here and at the new Droylsden Marina.
Moorings We have permanent and temporary moorings at both Portland Basin Marina and Droylsden Marina which is located at the Fairfeld Junction on the Ashton Canal, at the top of the flight of locks into Manchester.
Dry Dock - this is a covered facility for all weather repairs. It is available for DIY or we can carry out hull blacking or repairs for you.
Day Boat and holiday hire – Portland Basin Boat Hire Our 32 foot Narrowboats are available for day hire throughout the year from £90, they will accommodate up to 10 people. The boats are equipped with a two burner hob, sink, and crockery; they also have flushing toilets. The cabins are heated for cooler days. Our holiday hire boat Evelyn is 45 ft and fully equipped including central heating.
Current Services offered
BSS Examiner, Dry Dock, Engine and boat servicing & repair, Hull Blacking, Call out, Crane, Diesel, Calor Gas, Pump out, Elsan disposal point, Permanent and overnight mooring facilities with power and water at Portland Basin Marina and Droylsden Marina, Winter storage, Shower, Toilets, Chandlery, Day Boats, Holiday hire.
This listing has been added by a third party and we take no responsibility for information given.
The tow path surface in the marina is a compacted free draining surface, the rest of the surface is mainly cobbles.