From colourful canal boats to day boat hire and pleasure cruises.
Whether you're a canal boat owner who's looking for mooring or simply want to hire a boat for the day or enjoy a pleasure cruise, the Bridgewater Canal has something for everyone.
Boat owners can find out everything they need to know including fees and licensing information, local boating businesses and the latest stoppage news in our extensive boating section here>
Holiday and day boat hire
If you are looking to hire a boat
to travel along the Canal for a day or a short term break, please contact one
of the marina or boat trip companies based on the Canal here >
The Bridgewater Canal is a 65km canal stretching from Runcorn to Leigh and is owned and operated by the Peel Group.
Find out more >
Explore the interactive canal map
Local transport links
The Bridgewater Way >
Food & Drink >
Code of use >
Opened on 17th July 1761, the Bridgewater Canal has a special place in history as the first canal in Britain to be built without following an existing watercourse, and so became a model for those that followed it.
The Bridgewater Canal is surrounded by a beautiful environment rich with flora and fauna.
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Who we are
Interactive Canal Map
The Bridgewater Way
Food & Drink
Code of Use
Timeline of events
Flora & Fauna
Boat trips & boat hire
The Bridgewater Canal Co Ltd
intu Trafford Centre
0161 629 8432
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