All our boats leave from Riley Green Marina, on the outskirts of Blackburn. There are ample opportunities to explore the local area whilst cruising through the countryside. Discover the local wildlife, tackle a lock or two and experience the delights of the canal side hostelries.
If you want to adventure further then moor up and take a bike ride along the canal or make your way to the nearest village. And if you’re up for orienteering then select a form of public transport and travel further afield to experience some wonderful sights and attractions.
Ideally situated almost halfway between Leeds and Liverpool, the canal is rated as one of the most picturesque of all canals and boasts many excellent pubs, restaurants, shops, attractions & historic sites. Travel west towards Liverpool passing through the famous Wigan flight or travel east towards Leeds passing through the Yorkshire market town of Skipton and on towards the famous Bingley five rise. Both routes will take you through the stunning countryside and the contrasting industrial mill towns of Lancashire and Yorkshire.
We’ve highlighted just a few of the local attractions to give you a flavour of what’s on your doorstep when you take a narrow boat cruise with Canal Boat Cruise of Riley Green. We've also suggested some Cruise Routes for you.