Short Break Hire

Cheshire Cat

Cheshire Cat is a purpose built self drive hire boat. Designed to accommodate 4 people in comfort.

The boat is equipped with everything you should need including;

  • Full size cooker
  • Fully equipped galley (kitchen)
  • Dinette (converts to double bed)
  • 2 Single beds (converts to double bed)
  • Safety equipment
  • Shower
  • Flush toilet
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Bedding
  • Central heating



We are based on the Bridgewater Canal in Stockton Heath, just outh of warrington.  With easy access to the Motorway network.

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There two Main routes you can take


You will pass through Grapenhall, Thelwall, Lymm, Outrington, Dunham Massey, Altringcham, Sale, Trafford Park, Castlefield.


Heading through villages of Walton, Moore, Daersbury, Preston Brook, Acton bridge, Anderton, Northwich and Middlewich.

If you are on a Midweek break, you can also add it a visit to Worsley and Leigh if heading to Manchester or Down on to the Weaver Navigation if heading to Middlewich

See below for more information about recommended stops and places of interest.


Never driven a boat before don't worry we've got you covered!

Every hire begins with a comprehensive handover that meet industry standards

We will cover;

  • Safety
  • Equipment locations
  • Boat handling, mooring and turning
  • Emergency actions
  • Maps and timings

We will then take you down the canal for some practical training.


Booking and Availability

We do not yet have any facilities to book only we are hoping to introduce this soon, the best way is to give us a call on 01925 265129 or email us on You can also visit our Facebook page. Please do not message us on Facebook as we have found it to be very unreliable and messages have disappeared in the past.

Latest Availability
17/03/19 -We have nothing available until 17th May 2019, we have only one booking for the 10th - 14th of June and the rest is free!

08/04/19- We are booked up until 27th May and the following dates are also booked 10/6/19, 01/07/19, 22/07/19 and 02/09/19 Availability calendar will be up and running soon

Terms and Conditions

Please check our terms and condition and booking conditions

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Places to visit

View a selections suggested stops and places of interest

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