Boating in the Peak District

If you fancy boating in the Peak District or a trip out on a canal boat, there is the beautiful Churnet Valley to explore, plus Rudyard Lake for rowing boats  – all close to whichever fabulous Party House you choose to rent for your group gathering or celebration!

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Joshua Narrow Boat Hire, Churnet Valley

Joshua is a 35 foot narrow boat for hire which takes up to 10 people for self drive day trips from Denford near Leek.

Rudyard Lake Boating

Boat Launching: Many people bring their boats for a day’s sailing on Rudyard Lake, launching from the slipway at the damhead.  Boat hire: Rowing boats (ex Regents Park Lake in London) can be hired mainly during the summer months. They carry up to four people and buoyancy aids are available. Trip boat: The trip boat ‘Honey’ is available from Easter to the end of October, mainly at weekends, although private bookings are available at other times. The boat is owned and operated by trained volunteers of the Rudyard Lake League of Friends. It can carry up to 12 passengers. Cruises are usually combined with an informative narration about the lake’s history and wildlife at a very reasonable cost.

John Varley Cruises

John Varley Cruises – has two hour cruises and up to six hour cruises along the Chesterfield Canal. Also why not hire the whole boat as a bespoke charter? It also has a wheelchair lift.

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Seth Ellis Cruises

The Seth Ellis is licensed to carry up to 12 passengers. Purpose built in 2005, she has a galley for serving hot and cold drinks, a toilet and central heating as well as large opening windows all around. A large cruiser-style stern makes getting on and off the boat easy. Access to the passenger cabin is down a short flight of steps