Following interest from several boats / people plans are afoot for this cruise and a dedicated communication group has been formed.  This is a last call for any other boats; detailed below is an outline itinerary, as with all 4C’s cruises you can just join for selected parts as suits.  Outline itinerary as follows: –

  • SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL:  Barbridge / Beeston Castle, via Chester to Ellesmere Port Boat Museum – 27-Aug to 01-Sep;
  • MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL:  Transfer from Boat Museum to River Weaver – 02-Sep;
  • RIVER WEAVER:  Devil’s Garden, Northwich & Vale Royal, with transfer up Anderton Boat Lift to Trent & Mersery – 02-Sep to 05-Sep;
  • TRENT & MERSERY:  Cruise to Etruria and junction to Caldon Canal – 06-Sep to 10-Sep;
  • CALDON CANAL:  Milton, Hazelhurst Junction, then up the Leek Arm and then the Frogall Arm – 10-Sep to 15-Sep.


Click here for Cruise Note – Issue 1A, 14-Aug-21  (Revised)

Click here for Cruise Note – Issue 2, 05-Aug-21