The only way to understand why we love our canals and tunnels so much is to take to the water on one of our boat trips.
Our short trips run regularly and give you a great insight into the construction and history of Standedge Tunnel. The knowledgeable boat men are on hand to answer any questions you have. This trip is suitable for children all ages.
Trip duration 30 minutes
When Every day during school holidays or:
Saturday & Sunday on the hour 11.00 - 16.00pm
Monday & Friday on the hour 11.00 - 15.00pm
There’s always one of our entertaining guides around, who’ll thrill you with tales of the folk who designed, built and worked in the tunnel.
|Prices||Short boat trip|
|Family (2 adults, 2 children)||£15.50|
|Groups of 12 and over (pre-booking is needed)||Call for prices|
Please note: only assistant dogs are allowed on the boat. The short boat trips can take one wheelchair each trip and it’s accessible via a wheelchair lift.
This is a great trip if you want to see more fascinating parts of the tunnel and find out about the history of the tunnel but not go all the way through.
This trip takes you a quarter of the way into Standedge tunnel. It gives you a chance to see the different type of brick work inside the tunnel and the bare rock with indentations of the star drill which used to dig the tunnel.
Trip duration 1 hour
When Saturday & Sunday mornings (after 6 April)
Time 10.30 - 11.30am
Cost £15 per person (£50 for a group of 4)
Ticket includes 1 hour boat trip into the tunnel, any breakfast meal from the menu in the café and any hot or cold drink.
The café opens at 9:30am so arrive any time after then but before 10:30am, you can claim your meal and drink. Please note, the ticket is a set price, so if you decide you don’t want the meal or drink – you do not get a refund.
The through trip is a guided boat trip through Britain’s longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel which is over 3 miles long. Our experienced boat men can give you plenty of interesting facts and answer any questions you have. If you’re a boat enthusiast, this is a trip you don’t want to miss.
Trip duration 2.5 hours
Timings Marsden 10am; Diggle 1pm
Cost £28 per person (plus £5 taxi if required)
Location Marsden or Diggle
Please arrive 15 minutes before to check in and get briefed about your trip. We can run taxis at 12:30 to pick you up from Diggle after your trip, to bring you back to Standedge Tunnel. Or if you are getting the 1pm boat in Diggle, we can offer you a taxi to Diggle from Standedge Tunnel at 12:30. Please note it costs £5 per person for a taxi.
The up and over trip takes you all the way through Britain’s longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel and a fairly strenuous five mile guided walk over the moors. You meet in Marsden at 10am and either get the boat to Diggle first (1pm walk back) or do the guided walk which is ran by the national trust. (1pm Boat back).
Timings Marsden, 10am
Please arrive 15 minutes before to check in and get briefed about your trip. If you are doing the walk first. If you are getting the boat trip first, once you arrive in Diggle, the National Trust will be there waiting to guide you back.
|Through Trip||7th, 18th April|
|Through Trip||5th, 16th May|
|Under and Over Trip||9th June|
|Through Trip||20th June|
|Through Trip||7th, 25th July|
|Through Trip||4th, 22nd August|
|Under and Over Trip||1st September|
|Through Trip||19th September|
|Through Trip||6th, 24th October|
Our boat trips are really popular and places are limited. Please call: 01484 844298.
Last date edited: 15 February 2019