Day hire narrow boat “Joshua”

“Joshua” is a 35 ft day hire narrow boat which can take up to 10 people for self drive day trips.

Based at Denford just outside Leek on the Caldon Canal in the Staffordshire Peak District, a choice of routes are available for your day trip.  Cheddleton, Leek, Endon and Consall Forge are all possible destinations for your day’s boating, returning to Denford at the end of the day.

There are numerous pubs and eating places along each route, as well as interesting places to visit and the beautiful scenery of the Churnet Valley.

The boat has a cabin and a covered area in case of rain, as well as open areas at the bow and stern.  There is a flush toilet, wash hand basin, kitchen sink, kettle and electric hob.  The boat is equipped with crockery and cutlery for 10 people.  There is also a saucepan so you can heat soup or a stew, and a frying pan (you can’t beat a bacon butty whilst boating through beautiful countryside).
Full instruction in handling the boat and operating locks and lift bridges is given, including practical tuition at the first lock.