Ellerbeck Narrowboats

Since taking over the existing business from L & L Cruisers in Heath Charnock near Chorley on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in April 2008, Ellerbeck Narrowboats offers daily and evening canal boat hire aboard it’s three 30ft steel narrowboats.

Each boat carries up to 10 people offering the opportunity for groups of two to thirty people to celebrate birthdays, wedding anniversaries retirements, graduations, etc, team-building events or simply just a day out with friends or family.

The boats each have hot and cold running water, a china flushing toilet and basic galley facilities including plates, mugs, glasses, and cutlery. There is a gas hob and grill along with a kettle to make a brew. Basic supplies such as toilet roll, washing up liquid, hand soap, a tea towel, and a hand towel are provided so all you need to bring with you is yourselves and some food and drink or why not let us organise breakfast and/or a buffet lunch for you from The Boatyard Bus Café?

Upon arrival you will be greeted by our friendly staff who will provide a comprehensive safety briefing and as much handling instructions as required, depending on previous experience and ability. Novices welcome!!

The Boatyard is in the middle of a 12 mile stretch of canal between locks at Wigan and Wheelton. Although our boats are not permitted to go through the locks, the canal meanders through beautiful Lancashire countryside with plenty of places to stop and things to do to fulfil a full days hire including pubs and playgrounds.

Everything you need to know about hiring a boat with us can be found on our website HERE including prices, details about our boats and an online reservation system.

Book a boat today and “TRY AN EXPERIENCE YOU WON’T FORGET!!”.


The Boatyard

Rawlinson Lane
Heath Charnock

Disability Access Information

The Boatyard is mostly all on one level with a couple of steps to the canal bank and access to the boats is relatively easy although we can provide a access board with a hand rail to allow easier access. Most of all we have lots of time which when used wisely can make boarding a lot easier.