Boat trips

Our boat trips is not operating at the moment and we are so sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience. The page will be updated as soon as the trips are back up and running. Please see below details for the Easter weekend.


Where once horses pulled buttys and barges on the Shropshire Union Canal, you can now explore by taking a canalside walk or aboard our 30 minute boat trip.

Take the slow lane

Easter weekend boat trips

Good Friday to Easter Monday

Your guide will tell tall tales and stories that bring to life the changing fortunes of the canal and its people. As time slows to the traditional 4mph, you'll travel through a fascinating industrial landscape criss-crossed with past and present transport systems. 

Prices for Easter weekend  
Adults and concessions £3.00
Children £2.00
Times and availability  
11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00  

You can discover more about the Shropshire Union Canal by taking a walk.

Look out for...

The grooves on the old Victorian Bridge worn down by the ropes of horses as they pulled narrow boats to and from Ellesmere Port docks.

Horses played an important role in the history of the waterways and for over 200 years canal boats were pulled by horses, and for much longer, the country depended on them for work.

From time to time we invite horsedrawn boats to travel along the canal to take you even further back in time...

Last date edited: 27 February 2019