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The delights of waterway cruising in a very British spirit.…
Depart from our waterway base in Stone and you’ll be able to embrace all the charm and attractions of waterway tourism. Take things at a slow pace as you travel through the landscapes of England. Navigate along the river Weaver or take the Trent and Mersey Canal, and fall in love with the villages on your route, mooring up whenever you choose. Les Canalous will support you, firstly in choosing your houseboat and secondly in training you to handle this licence-free boat. Whether you’re boating with family or friends, your whole crew will really enjoy the opportunity to travel through locks, one of the most memorable things about waterway tourism. You’ll be spoilt for choice in England, since you can embark on a cruise of several days or even weeks, crossing the 4 neighbouring counties, unless you’re looking for just a short weekend away.
A houseboat in England to immerse yourself in a rich culture
Fishing enthusiasts will delight in the opportunity to indulge in their passions, mooring close to ponds and lakes, while off-road cycling or hiking fans will love the countless trails designed for them. You can also make your waterway cruise a voyage of discovery into English culture and history, heading to the birthplace of the most famous British author, Stratford Upon Avon or by strolling around the streets of Manchester. If you have the chance, you should also take in the Anderton boat lift. It’s the oldest structure of its kind in the world, having been inaugurated in 1875. Designed to replace a series of locks, it allows you to navigate a change in height of 16 metres and is sure to be one of the highlights of your waterway cruise in England.