Harecastle Tunnel Summer 2021 Opening Times


From Date: 01/03/2021 00:00

To Date: 31/10/2021 23:45 inclusive

Type: Booking Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Harecastle Tunnel

Ends at: Harecastle Tunnel


05/08/2021 10:26

Please be advised that booking should be made at least  24 hours before passage. Please click here to book 

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22/07/2021 15:42

For tunnel passages, Please click here to book 

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22/03/2021 15:00

Tunnel passages are available to book online at https://licensing.canalrivertrust.org.uk 


Harecastle Tunnel Summer opening times from 1st March 2021 to 30th October 2021: 

Open passages are available from 8am to 12 noon, Monday to Sunday. Un-booked (Open) passages must arrive at the tunnel portal between 8am and 12 noon. There is no guarantee of passage for arrivals after 12 noon unless pre booked online at https://licencing.canalrivertrust.org.uk

Bookable passages are available Southbound (Kidsgrove to Tunstall) at 2pm and 4pm and Northbound (Tunstall to Kidsgrove) at 3pm.

For direct tunnel enquiries please email [email protected]

Please follow the directions of our team members on site at all times. Passage is only permitted with a working horn and tunnel light; at present we are unable to lend such items.

Please note: Due to regional and national Covid-19 restrictions these times may be withdrawn or differ subject to Government advice

For the latest information regarding Covid-19 and any restrictions or impact it may be having on our waterways please visit https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/coronavirus