The Cheshire ring is a wonderful journey that takes in the whole of the Macclesfield canal and parts of the Trent, Mersey, Bridgewater, Rochdale, Ashton and Peak Forest canals. It passes through different environments from urban Manchester to the picturesque Marple and the Peak District. Self catering canal boats in Cheshire are a great way to explore this region. There are ninety-seven miles of canal to visit but there are numerous starting and stopping off points. This means you can have a short break or take a full week to do the whole route.
Instruction is given before departure and a license is needed for the section through Manchester. This can be bought at the point of departure and costs about £30.00. The boats can sleep from two up to twelve people. It is a wonderful way to spend time with the family or with a group of friends.
Everyone can get involved with steering the boat and negotiating locks. Self Catering Canal Boats in Cheshire are a holiday that is very different from other holidays. The holiday is the boat. It is not about getting to a certain destination.
The boats have fully equipped galleys so this holiday can be totally self catering but there are many pubs and restaurants along the way. You can stop in the middle of Manchester and have a big night out and then the next day have a quiet drink in a country pub, enjoying the fantastic views across the Cheshire plains.
The boats are furnished and equipped to very high standards and have all the conveniences of modern life. The cost of hiring a boat is very reasonable and fuel is included. There should be something to suite most peoples budget. Self catering canal boats in Cheshire are a holiday that is great value. You get to see different places and go at your own pace.
There is no better way to relax and forget about the pressure of everyday living. This holiday will transport you to a different world.