Sometimes the only way to understand why we love our canals and tunnels so much is to take to the water on one of our boat trips.
If the full trip through the UK’s longest canal tunnel doesn’t float your boat – but you still fancy having a bit of a nose, you can still get on board with one of our short, 30 minute trips into the tunnel.
|30 minute boat trip times||Weekdays||Weekends|
|Running 18 March to 5 November Fridays to Mondays and all of August||11.45
There’s always one of our entertaining guides around, who’ll thrill you with tales of the folk who designed, built and worked in the tunnel.
|Prices||Short boat trip||Through trips|
|Family (2 adults, 2 children)||£15.50||n/a|
|Groups of 12 and over (pre-booking is needed)||Call for prices|
Please note: only assistant dogs are allowed on the boat. The short boat trips can take one wheelchair each trip and it’s accessible via a wheelchair lift.
Take a trip all the way through and explore deep into Standedge Tunnel. The journey lasts two hours and will give you a real in-depth insight into the history of our 200-year old tunnel. There are two trips on each of the through trip open days. See dates and times below.
For the morning trip a taxi will bring you back from Diggle. In the afternoon, the taxi will take you to Diggle before your trip.
And please remember to wrap up warm as the tunnel remains a cool temperature all year round.
Please note: through trips are not suitable for under 8s.
Through trips open days 2017
|18 March||1 April||15 April||29 April||13 May||27 May|
|3 June||10 June||17 June||24 June||1 July||8 July|
|15 July||22 July||29 July||5 August||12 August||19 August|
|26 August||16 September||30 September||14 October||28 October|
So a taxi ride back from your 2 hour through tunnel trip seems a bit too modern for you? We’ve got it covered. On the selected dates below you can join our guided walk back to your starting point – either Marsden or Diggle – following the route of the old pack horses. You’ll need some warm clothing for the tunnel and good footwear as the moors can be muddy under foot.
'Over and under'open days 2017
|2 July||16 July||30 July|
|13 August||27 August|
|Both through trips times|
|Marsden to Diggle||10.00am (arrive by 9.45am)|
|Diggle to Marsden||1.00pm (arrive by 12:45pm)|
Booking essential as our boat trips are really popular places are limited. Call: 01484 844298.
Last date edited: 11 April 2017