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All craft using the Bridgewater Canal must have a Bridgewater Canal Licence. Application forms and fees are available on request from the Bridgewater Canal Company Limited.

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We will require your name and address, boat name, boat number or index number, length of craft and the date the craft arrived on the Canal.

Conditions of licensing

Conditions of licensing for pleasure craft on the Bridgewater Canal & Upper Reach of the Port of Manchester between the Lowry Lift footbridge and Hunts Bank.

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Cruising limits on CRT waterways under the terms of the reciprocal agreement for Bridgewater Canal licence holders.

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Reciprocal Licence Arrangements for Bridgewater Canal Licence Holders on CRT Waterways

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Information News Sheet

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Terms and conditions for use of the Upper Reach

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2016 Platinum User Guide

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Information for Canal & River Trust Licence Holders visiting the Bridgewater Canal

All C&RT craft are subject to the terms and conditions of the Bridgewater Canal whilst they remain on our waterway.

C&RT licence holders may remain on the Bridgewater Canal for periods not exceeding seven consecutive days.

C&RT craft wishing to extend beyond the 7 day reciprocal arrangement period must obtain a temporary short term Bridgewater Canal Licence at a cost of £40 for 7 consecutive days. If you wish to obtain a temporary short term Bridgewater Canal licence please contact the Bridgewater Canal Company on telephone 0161 629 8266.

When contacting the company, we will require the following information:

Boat Index Number

Boat Name

Your name and address

Insurance details

BSS details

Date you wish the licence to commence

Debit card details

Peel Holdings Land and Property (UK) Limited | Registered in England & Wales 6497115

Peel L&P | Venus Building | 1 Old Park Lane | TraffordCity | Manchester | M41 7HA

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