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Pennine Explorer Cruise

Come along and join the first Pennine Explorer Cruise from 23 June - 1 July.

Event details

23rd June 2017 to 9th July 2017

Portland Basin, Ashton-under-Lyne


Starting at Portland Basin

Ashton Under Lyme

Starting at Portland Basin, Ashton-under-Lyne the cruise will visit Stalybridge, Mossley, Diggle, Marsden, Slaithwaite, Milnsbridge and Huddersfield before finishing at Mirfield.

This “Roving Rally” will allow boaters to enjoy the magnificent scenery of this rugged Pennine canal with mutual help with locks and assistance from volunteer lock-winders. A programme of evening events will add to the fun.

Places are limited by the capacity of Standedge Tunnel, so early expressions of interest are essential. Boaters should email Huddersfield Canal Society ay bob@huddersfieldcanal.com to express interest. First come, first served. Not all boats will fit the canal, the controlling dimensions and other information are available here: Standedge Tunnel

Boat gathering at Diggle summit by Ian Bradbury