Narrowboat in Cheshire – No 3 in the Times’ “best new year party places to stay”

Middlewich Narrowboats Elm - New Year hire
Middlewich Narrowboats Elm - New Year hire

Today the Times lists their 20 best new year party places, and a boating holiday from Middlewich takes third place; only Scotland and Oxford rate higher. 

See the whole article here:  http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/where_to_stay/article6933328.ece

3 Narrowboat cruise in Cheshire

Make a splash at new year (though, not literally) and rent a narrowboat, which sleeps 12, to explore canals and rivers.

For example, hire the 70ft Elm for four nights from December 30 starting at Middlewich in Cheshire, which is at the junction of the Llangollen Canal (sic) and the Trent & Mersey Canal. It costs £845 for four nights including diesel, from Waterways Holidays (0845 1271020, waterwaysholidays.com).

I’m not so sure about the new extension to the Llangollen reaching Middlewich before Christmas, but at the time of writing the Elm is indeed still available for hire as described above and you can use the Middlewich Branch of the Shroppie – or better still for this occasion, why not head into the centre of Manchester!

You may well pass Zulu making our way from Middlewich to Uxbridge, although we hope to be considerably further south by New Year’s eve.  In fact it looks like we could be in the Stoke Bruerne area by then, and I’m sure there are worse places to spend it.

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