Harecastle Tunnel Summer Opening Times 2022


From Date: 01/03/2022 00:00

To Date: 31/10/2022 23:45 inclusive

Type: Booking Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Harecastle Tunnel

Ends at: Harecastle Tunnel


12/09/2022 15:32

With the recent opening up of restrictions, and increasing demand from boaters, we've been able to restore open passages between 8am and 12noon.  Please note that we're still operating on limited water resources, and as a result won't be able to offer passages after 12 at present.

We continue to review the situation weekly, and will share any updates as soon as we have them.  Thank you for your patience and support.


Harecastle Tunnel Summer opening times from 1st March 2022 to 31st October 2022: 

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 the day before at Book your passage here 

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