Harecastle Tunnel opening times

Detail

From Date: 31/01/2018 09:15

To Date: On-going

Type: Booking Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Harecastle Tunnel

Ends at: Harecastle Tunnel

Updates

18/02/2019 12:56

Please be advised that the tunnel will be closed between Monday 25th February to Friday 1st March to allow our teams to replace the safety gates. Please note last passage through will be Saturday 23rd February. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

15/02/2019 11:32

Summer hours-

8am – 5pm from 1st March to 17th May

8am – 6pm From 17th May to 6th September

8am – 5pm From 6th September to 31st October

08/10/2018 10:36

Winter passages

Must be pre-booked between 2nd November to 25th February - Boats which have not booked in advance will not be allowed to travel through the tunnel. Passages are available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Tunnel passages start at 08:30. We have to be strict about this as the team have other critical maintenance to perform after the tunnel passages are finished.

Christmas & New Year Opening Days

24th December - Tunnel Open 8:30 – 11:00am, no booking required.

28th December - Tunnel Open 8:30 – 11:00am, no booking required.

29th December - Tunnel Open 8:30 – 11:00am, no booking required.

Boats arriving at the tunnel after 11am will not be allowed to travel. We have to be strict about this as the team have other critical maintenance to perform after the tunnel passages are finished.

Every day from 2nd March – 23th May, the tunnel will be open for passage (no booking needed) from 08.00 – 17.00. Last arrival time for guaranteed passage through the tunnel will be at 15.00.

Every day from 24th May – 31st August, the tunnel will be open daily for passage (no booking needed) from 08.00 – 18.00. Last arrival time for guaranteed passage through the tunnel will be at 16.00.

Every day from 1st September – 31st October, the tunnel will be open for passage (no booking needed) from 08.00 – 17.00. Last arrival time for guaranteed passage through the tunnel will be at 15.00.

If you have any questions then please call us on 0303 0404 040

The use of lifejackets while in Harecastle and other tunnels is strongly recommended by the Trust.

Description

2nd January - 4th March inclusive – Winter passages times apply.

During winter passages, booking is needed to use the tunnel.

Passages should be booked on line wherever possible at  https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/licensing-your-boat

Passages can also be booked by calling 03030 404040 a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Tunnel passages are available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Tunnel passages start at 08:30, last passage is 11:00 each day.

Boats arriving at the tunnel after 11am will not be allowed to travel.

We have to be strict about this as the team have other critical maintenance to perform after the tunnel passages are finished.

Every day from 5th March – 22nd May, the tunnel will be open for passage (no booking needed) from 08.00 – 17.00. Last arrival time for guaranteed passage through the tunnel will be at 15.00.

Every day from 23rd May – 31st August, the tunnel will be open daily for passage (no booking needed) from 08.00 – 18.00. Last arrival time for guaranteed passage through the tunnel will be at 16.00.

Every day from 1st September – 30th October, the tunnel will be open for passage (no booking needed) from 08.00 – 17.00. Last arrival time for guaranteed passage through the tunnel will be at 15.00.

Every Monday, Wednesday Friday and Saturday from 1st November – 22nd December the tunnel will be open by appointment only.

Passages should be booked on line wherever possible at  https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/licensing-your-boat

Passages can also be booked by calling 03030 404040 a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Tunnel passages are available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Tunnel passages start at 08:30, last passage is 11:00 each day.

Boats arriving at the tunnel after 11am will not be allowed to travel.

Opening hours for the period 23rd December 2018 – 2nd January 2019 will be published at a later date.

The use of lifejackets while in Harecastle and other tunnels is strongly recommended by the Trust.