Dukes & Saints

From river to river through city and town

May 16, 2024
No. of Nights
Cruise Start
St Marys Marina Nr. Ormskirk
Cruise End
Preston Brook

This cruise is between Preston Brook on the Dukes cut, the Bridgewater canal and St Marys marina on the Rufford branch of the Leeds Liverpool canal.

This cruise takes us from the Mersey to the Douglas via the edges of the great city of Manchester and Wigan pier.

Passing through great landscapes, historic canal locations and amazing canal features this trip is a joy.

With locks, swing bridges, countryside and urban landscapes this cruise is full of interest.

Along the way we will:

  • Pass across an amazing swing aqueduct over the Manchester ship canal
  • Linger in Worsley, where modern canals started
  • Drift by Wigan pier
  • See some super old dry docks, including the oldest on the system
  • Travel past Old Trafford