COVID-19 update.

The health and safety of our customers and team are, as always, our top priority and we understand that the ever increasing concerns regarding the rapidly shifting situation around COVID-19 need addressing.

We are making extra efforts to sanitise and disinfect all boats in our fleet on their return and that our “see out” procedure requires as little contact as possible so that every handover is as risk free as possible. We of course recommend that you take extra precautions too and to make sure that antibacterials and disinfectants’ are utilised before, during and after your stay with us.

We advise you check the government website for all up to date information on the following link –

The canal network is now open again with some restrictions and so we urge you to check the following link to the CRT website for regular updates –

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About Heritage Narrow Boats.

Based on the beautiful Macclesfield Canal, Heritage Narrow Boats offers the perfect location to start your narrow boat holiday. Explore the outstandingly beautiful Cheshire plains on one our holiday narrow boats.

Heritage Narrow Boats is ideally situated to take advantage of the ‘Four Counties Ring‘, ‘Cheshire Ring‘ and the Llangollen canal. We have a wide choice of holiday boats to suit parties of all sizes. You are therefore assured of a relaxing and enjoyable break.

Sometimes called a ‘long boat’ or ‘barge’, a ‘narrow boat’ travels at a leisurely 3 miles an hour and as a result you cannot help but relax and unwind.

From Heritage Narrow Boats there are several ideal routes for ‘first timers’. One popular route is north, through ‘Bosley Locks‘, and up to the ‘Peak Forest Canal‘. This allows you to cruise without attempting too many locks, granting you the opportunity to get a good feel for the boat. As the style of holiday that can appeal to anyone, crusing on a narrow boat is a great way to escape from the pressures of modern life. Traveling through the beautiful countryside by day and mooring up for the night at friendly canal side pub or a secluded stretch on the tow path.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday on a narrow boat, or our canal side holiday bungalow, moorings for your own boat, or just a day on the water on one of our day boats, Heritage Narrow Boats has something to offer all those wishing to relax and spend time on or around the water.