Harecastle Tunnel Summer Opening Times 2023


From Date: 01/03/2023 00:00

To Date: 31/10/2023 23:45 inclusive

Type: Booking Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Harecastle Tunnel

Ends at: Harecastle Tunnel


08/02/2023 12:38

Please be advised that boaters will need to stop and await instruction from the tunnel keeper as to when they will be able to make the passage, as it may depend on the flow of traffic on the canal at the time.


Harecastle Tunnel Summer opening times from 1st March 2023 to 31st October 2023:

Open passages are available from 8am to 12 noon, Monday to Sunday. Un-booked (Open) passage 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.

Please note all bookings must be made the day before.

For direct tunnel enquiries, please email [email protected]

Please also 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.