Reedley Marina 2014

Visitor moorings are always available :

Narrowboats     £10/night      20 days or over – Monthly charge £213
Widebeams       £20/night      20 days or over – Monthly charge £319

There is an electric hook-up and water points on all berths plus a secure car park with 24hr CCTV. Visiting boaters also have full use of all the mariner’s facilities.  For more information please e-mail us at
Our Service Jetty offers the following services:

Berth Holders Visitors
Pump Out SS £10, Assisted £15 SS £10, Assisted £15
5 ltr Camac Blue £9.99 £9.99
Diesel 73p per ltr 73p per ltr
Water Free Free
WiFi Free Free
Elsan Disposal Free Free
Short Term Mooring Free 2 hours subject to room
Domestic Waste Removal Free Free
13kg Propane Gas £28.00 £28.00
20kg Bags of Coal Excel
Pure Heat

Electric cards which you will need for your hook-up (£10, £5 and £1 cards available) can be bought from behind the counter in our Bistro Bar together with key fobs to operate the gates.

We have Ownashare boats here so can also provide the same services that are available to these boats which are:

Valets (full and part)
Engine maintenance
Electrical maintenance

If you need a comprehensive boat servicing, repairs, bottom blacking or painting please contact our good friends Les and Brian at the newly opened Bank Hall Dry Dock (Tel 01282 788686) which is 5 minutes by car or 30 mins by boat from Reedley Marina.

Reedley Marina Visitors

The canalways are surrounded by beautiful and interesting sights that will entertain you on your journey along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. From country walks to industrial heritage sites, pubs and shopping villages you can experience them all from your floating hotel. The Leeds and Liverpool canal and its surrounding waterways are home to 4 of the 7 wonders of the waterways highlighted below, while the Anderton Boat Lift on the Trent & Mersey Canal is also within reach.

An 18th century engineering masterpiece, these five locks operate as a ‘staircase’ flight – in which the lower gate of one lock forms the upper gate of the next. When completed in 1774, thousands gathered to watch the first boats make the 60 foot descent. Now, over 200 years later, the flight is still in daily use providing access to 16 miles of lock-free cruising on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in the glorious scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.
Known principally for its industrial past, Burnley is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in England and is also home to one of the seven wonders of the waterways, Burnley Embankment. This mile-long stretch of embankment carries the Leeds & Liverpool Canal through the centre of the town, up to 60 feet above the buildings below.
The longest, deepest, and highest canal tunnel in the country, Standedge Tunnel – on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal – is nearly three and a half miles long and took 16 years to build. At 196 metres (645 feet) above sea level, Standedge Tunnel burrows 194 metres (638 feet) underneath the Pennines. The tunnel, undoubtedly the centrepiece of the canal, is essentially an underground warren which boaters can now pilot their own boats through. Visitors and walkers can also experience this feat of 19th Century engineering on a trip boat which runs from Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre.
Originally this was the site of the first stone arch aqueduct over the River Irwell, built by James Brindley. However, when the River Irwell was canalised to make the Manchester Ship Canal (‘Big Ditch’), the aqueduct had to be rebuilt to allow for larger boats to pass underneath. The solution by Sir Edward Leader Williams – unique on the waterways – was to build a swinging aqueduct.

Essentially, the aqueduct consists of a metal tank with doors at either end that is mounted on a central pillar. When required to open, the tank doors and doors to the canal at either end are closed, and then the whole tank, with 800 tons of water, pivots around the central point. The aqueduct can be seen operating daily, usually in late afternoon.

Cruising the Pennine Ring

Boaters looking for a longer break or a more adventurous experience might consider cruising the Pennine Ring. Incorporating the Aire & Calder River, the Calder & Hebble River and the Bridgewater Canal, and returning via the Rochdale Canal or the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. While this route is a little challenging for novice boaters, many sights make it a worthwhile and interesting holiday.

Aire & Calder River

Tropical World and Roundhay Park – One of Europe’s largest parks houses National Collections of gardens as well as acres of woodland and a boating lake. Tropical World features colourful butterflies, fish and exotic blooms.

Goole – This small market town has a long history as a shipbuilding area and long links with the canals. In 2001 a lottery grant enabled the town to update its local museum and art gallery which is worth a look.

Castleford – Castleford junction is a busy exchange for commercial crafts. Boating enthusiasts might enjoy mooring up at one of the waterside pubs for a drink while watching the boats go by. Historically the town was once the Roman settlement of Lagentium, and was also the birth place of the sculptor Henry Moore.

Temple Newsam House & Garden – This magnificent Tudor/Jacobean house is set in 900 acres of parkland offering lovely walks through the woods and gardens.

Calder & Hebble River

Wakefield – The city has a lovely 15th Century cathedral set on the hill which can be seen from miles around. The waterfront area has undergone considerable redevelopment, with the restoration of several listed buildings including the Navigation Warehouse, built in 1790. Wakefield is a bustling city with many shops, bars and cafe’s as well as an open air market.

Horbury Bridge – Close to the village is the National Coal Mining Museum for England, visitors go 450ft underground to see old and new-style coal faces.

Kirklees Park – Within the grounds are the ruins of a 12th century priory for Cistercian nuns, as well as the supposed burial place of Robin Hood, take a look around and see if you can find the tablet that marks his grave.

Halifax – The well known Halifax Building Society was founded here in 1853 and still has its ultra-modern offices nearby. The superbly restored Piece Hall is the last remaining manufacturers hall in the country where weavers traded their wares. Next door is the Calderdale Industrial Museum, with impressive examples of working machinery from the mills, including a steam engine, spinning jenny and a flying shuttle loom.

Sowerby Bridge – Sowerby Bridge and its associated waterway feature the deepest lock on the network at almost 19ft. Historically the village was heavily involved in the textiles industry and the area still boats many examples of 18th and 19th century industrial architecture.

Bridgewater Canal

Barton Swing Aqueduct – This engineering masterpiece was designed to replace a stone aqueduct when the River Irwell was canalised, to allow larger ships to pass below it. With doors at each end, a huge metal tank is created that can be swung containing 800 tonnes of water, and is still in daily operation – well worth a visit!

Dunham Massey – This beautiful Georgian house is set in acres of stunning gardens and a deer park dating back to 1362. Several areas of the house have been expertly restored offering visitors a look at Edwardian servant life as well as the opportunity to see examples of 18th century artwork and furniture.

Old Trafford – Home to Manchester United football club since 1910, daily tours of ‘The Theatre of Dreams’ are available, including the grounds, trophy rooms and training areas.

Higher Walton – This quiet village can be seen through the trees from the canalside, offering visitors a secluded rest area. The village is also home to Walton Hall, a lovely place to stop and wander through 20 acres of parkland.

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Standedge Tunnel – At 3 and a half miles long, 645 feet above sea level and 638 feet under the Pennines Standedge Tunnel is the longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel in England.

Marsden Moor Estate – This National Trust site runs above the Standedge Tunnel and is inhabited by an array of wildlife. Guided walks are organised around the area to make the most of this beautiful countryside.

Golcar – A lovely northern village, full of steep streets and winding ginnels, Golcar is also home to the Colne Valley Museum, allowing visitors to experience life as an 19th century cottage weaver.

Portland Basin Museum – Close to the Duckinfield Junction, the centre tells the story of the industrial textile heritage of the local Tameside area. A 1920’s street is also recreated with a terraced house, pub and grocers from the period making an interesting day out for visitors.

Rochdale Canal

Castlefield – The end of the Rochdale Canal goes into the heart of Manchester City Centre, forming a part of the impressive bar circuit at Deansgate Locks. Many of the city’s local attractions including the Museum of Science & Industry and the Air & Space Museum are within reach, as is the newly developed Salford Quays, however, it’s just as pleasant to have a drink at one of the canalside bars.

Daisy Nook Country Park – Located in the Medwick Valley, this lovely park is known for its garden centre, but is also an ideal place to picnic, fish or go horse riding.

Coach House Heritage Centre – As well as a heritage centre dating back to the 19th century, Littleborough Coach House is also used to showcase works by local artists.