Canal routes from our base near Manchester city centre

Star Narrowboat Holidays is based at the Bridgewater Marina also known as Boothstown Basin (9mi/14km by road from Manchester city centre and 14mi/22km from Manchester Airport) all routes start from the marina. When thinking about which route to take remember you can go as leisurely or continuously as you like, we can advise you on how much time to give yourself and where there are some good places to moor up for the night.

Important: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have made changes to the way we currently operate hires. Please click here to see more information.

There are a variety of routes you could take, please click here to get some ideas.

We are in a handy location for the Cheshire Ring, the Four Counties Ring, the Leeds Liverpool, the Trent and Mersey Canal and beyond.

With the launch of our new website - we will have more routes and maps on this page.