Bargain Canal Trip: Ashton to Middlewich

Via Chris Leah.

In June, Wellbeing Boat Hazel will be travelling from Portland Basin, Ashton-under-Lyne, to Middlewich, Cheshire, to take part in the annual Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival.

Hazel will leave Ashton at midday on Sunday 11 June and arrive in Middlewich on Thursday 15 June.

She will be skippered by Chris, the famous Ashton Boatman, and towed by 90 year old wooden motor narrow boat, Forget Me Not. The route taken will be via the Peak Forest, Macclesfield and Trent & Mersey canals. It is a one way trip.

Public transport back to Ashton, if you need to collect a car, is fairly easy. There will be trained crew to deal with navigation of the boats, though you will be welcome to help with steering and lock working if you wish to.

This auction is for the back bedroom aboard Hazel which can be configured as a single, a double, 2 bunks or a double with bunk over. The boat has a 5 star kitchen and a bathroom with wetroom shower and flushing toilet. Wheelchair access is not possible to this bedroom but the lift is useful for accessing the boat if you find steps difficult.

Hazel is here to raise your spirits, come and join us for this wonderful trip.


Book a stay on Hazel near the Anderton Boat Lift

Hazel the wellbeing boat will spend a few days near the Anderton Boat lift, which is situated on the River Weaver, roughly between Northwich and Marbury.

This is your opportunity to stay on this magical 103 year old boat and explore the historic canal lift and the lovely local area.

The boat has comfortable bedrooms, a traditional back cabin, flushing toilet and wetroom shower.

Hazel will be moored at this location from 19 -22 June, 2017 so you can book a stay for up to three nights.

Bookings are at £119 per night for up to eight adults. There is a service fee of £15 per night or £44 for three nights.

Look at the reviews for Hazel at other locations to see how people have enjoyed staying aboard.

Click below for more information.

Canal Boat Bookings Co-ordinator

For Hazel, the wellbeing boat.

Manage Hazel’s bookings, arranging cleaning between trips, meeting the customers, being a contact point for them during their stay, etc.

We are looking for someone who can manage the bookings for our canal boat, Hazel. We need some one who with a polite and friendly telephone manner that can deal with any enquiries we receive about the boat and booking of the boat.

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