Cheshire is a county that has several canals which are linked together to form the long distance route of the Cheshire Ring. It is ninety seven miles long, has ninety two locks and takes around ten days to complete. Of course, you need not complete the whole route and boating holidays are available starting from three days upwards.
The Cheshire Ring takes in contrasting landscapes such as the urban areas of Chester and Manchester and the rural locations of the Cheshire Plains. You also get fantastic views of the Peak District as you travel along the route. Boating breaks in Cheshire are a great way to spend time with family and friends and it is a holiday where everyone can get involved by steering the boat and helping to negotiate the locks.
The boats are large and spacious and they offer very comfortable accommodation and can sleep up to eight people. When worked out at cost per head, this is a very inexpensive way to have a holiday and offers great value for money. The boat is not only your means of transport but also your accommodation. Full training is given before you set off on your adventure and as the boat travels at a speed of around four miles per hour, Boating breaks in Cheshire are very safe and offer a gentle pace for your holiday.
You can choose to start your boating holiday on the Cheshire Ring from no less than eight different boatyards and these include :-
Welsh Lady Cruisers
Wrenbury Mill Marina
Heritage Narrow Boats
There are lots of things to se and do along the way. You may decide to stop off at a waterside pub and have a lovely meal and a refreshing drink. If you have the children with you they will enjoy a visit to Chester Zoological Gardens where they will see many different species of animals close up.
Chester is a great place to have a look around and do a bit of shopping or go for a walk along the city walls. You will see some great engineering feats as you cruise and these include features such as the Anderton Boat Lift, and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which rises one hundred and twenty two
feet above the River Dee.
Boating breaks in Cheshire are a wonderful way to relax and recharge your batteries. As you drift slowly along you can enjoy the fantastic scenery and the splendid fresh air. Feel the tension and stress of everyday life leave you as you meander slowly and peacefully along these beautiful waterways.