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Canal Boating Holidays - Caldon Canal (and Leek Arm) Guide

Caldon Branch of the Trent and Mersey Canal - Narrowboat Holiday Hire - Canal Barge Holidays

Caldon Canal Location and basic information

The beginning of the Caldon Canal is at Etruria Top Lock, Hanley - Categories contents are listed from the beginning of the canal, canal branch or canal arm.

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Windlass and BW Key required for some lift bridges - Bridge 11 - Key required / Bridges 21 and 23 Windlass required

Headroom restriction (4' 9") through Froghall Tunnel

Leek Arm is at Hazelhurst Junction by Bridge 35 on the Caldon Canal Main Line

Boaters Facilities on the Caldon Canal and Leek Arm

Official Moorings
Etruria British Waterways Yard outside Etruria Museum
Hanley Park after Bridge 5
Leek Arm after Leek Tunnel

Water Points
Etruria British Waterways Yard
Park Lane Bridge Sanitary Station
Bridge 49

Etruria British Waterways Yard
Park Lane Bridge Sanitary Station

Etruria British Waterways Yard

Refuse Disposal
Etruria British Waterways Yard
Lock 3
Bridge 49

Recycling Centres

Elsan / Sewage Point
Etruria British Waterways Yard


Laundry Facilities


Hanley - Sainsbury's, Etruria Road, Hanley ST1 5SA - 01782 202588 - Cafe, cash points and recycling - between Bridges 2 and 3

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Main Cities, Towns and Villages along the Caldon Canal

Hanley - One of the six 'towns' of Stoke-on-Trent

Stockton Brook - Pubs and shops

Foxley -

Cheddleton -

Leek at the end of the Leek Arm - a good walk!

Narrowboat Holiday Hire on the Caldon Canal

The nearest Narrowboat Holiday Hire Companies for the Caldon Canal are on the Trent and Mersey Canal at Marine Services, Festival Park Marina, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5PA -

Heritage Narrow Boats - Congleton (Macclesfield Canal) - An ideal base from which to explore the beautiful canals of northwest England. The Cheshire Ring, the Four Counties Ring, the magnificent Macclesfield, the historic Caldon Canal and the serene Shropshire Union Canals offer some of the finest cruising available. All the boats offer a high level of comfort and equipment, with roomy bow cockpits with seating and large decks with stern rails. New boats added to fleet in 2007 and 2008.

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Cruiser Holiday Hire on the Caldon Canal

Caldon Canal Day Boat Hire

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Charter Boats That Cruise The Caldon Canal

Froghall Wharf Boat Trips - Froghall Wharf, Foxt Road, Froghall, Staffordshire Moorlands
ST10 2HJ - 01538 266486 - Contact: Peggy St Claire

Group charter available throughout the week.

Hotel Boats That Cruise The Caldon Canal

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Caldon Canal Trip Boats

Caldon Canal Restaurant Boats

Froghall Wharf Boat Trips - Froghall Wharf, Foxt Road, Froghall, Staffordshire Moorlands
ST10 2HJ - 01538 266486 - Contact: Peggy St Claire

An enjoyable way to experience the Caldon canal and Churnet Valley. Our crew, dressed in period costumes, will serve you with home-cooked food.

Open annually mid May to early September. Public trips. Sunday trips alternating between Sunday lunch leaving at 11.30 and afternoon tea trips at 15.00, Thursday at 10.30. Occasional Saturday evening meal trips. Group charter available throughout the week.

Advance booking recommended for all trips.

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Caldon Canalside Pubs and Restaurants

The Bird In Hand, 79 Etruria Vale Road, Etruria, Hanley ST1 4BP - 01782 205048 - Over the footbridge, off the car park opposite the nursing home.

After pipe bridge (17) U/K pub on opposite to tow path with visitor moorings

Stockton Brook - Bridge 25 - Pubs

Bridge 38, canalside - The Holly Bush, Denford Road, Denford ST13 7JT - 01538 371819

Bridge 42, up the hill to the south - The Black Lion, Hollow Lane, Cheddleton ST13 7HP - 01538 361647

Bridge 43 - The Red Lion, 37 Cheadle Road, Cheddleton ST13 7HN - 01538 360935

Bridge 44, canalside - The Boat Inn, Basford Bridge Lane, Cheddleton ST13 7EQ - 01538 360683

Bridge 49, canalside - The Black Lion, Consall Forge, Whetley Rocks ST9 0AJ - 01782 550294

Marinas on the Caldon Canal

Endon Basin - Stoke-on-Trent Boat Club HQ

Caldon Canal Canalside (Riverside) Holiday Cottages

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Places to visit and things to do or see on the Caldon Canal and Leek Arm

James Brindley statue (left) - opposite side of canal from the water point at Etruria British Waterways Yard

Etruria Industrial Museum (charge) Lower Bedford Street, Etruria, Hanley ST4 27AF - 01782 233144

Etruria Staircase Locks, Etruria, between Bridge 1 and 2

Between Bridges 37 and 38 - Hazelhurst Aqueduct

Bridge 39 - Deep Hayes Country Park Visitor Centre - Self guided walks

Bridge 42  - Cheddleton Flint Mill, Cheddleton ST13 7HL - 01782 502907

Bridge 44 - Churnet Valley Railway, Cheddleton Steam Railway, Cheddleton Station ST13 7EE - 01538 360522

Between Oak Meadow Ford Lock (16) and Bridge 49 (weir) you are cruising the River Churnet Navigation

Froghall - Picnic area - Historic lime kilns and copper works and related canal buildings including stables and wharf house - Also old junction of the Uttoxeter Canal

Leek Branch at Hazelhurst Junction.

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Chandlers on the Caldon Canal

Caldon Canal Boatyards


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