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Chester or Ellesmere Port & Return from Gailey Base

10 Nights
TOTAL LOCKS: 80/86
CRUISING TIME PER DAY: 6 - 7.5 HOURS (56/69 HOURS IN TOTAL)

On this popular countryside route the locks are well spaced for easy cruising.
Travel to Chester and then retrace your steps back to the marina which is a popular week for first time boaters. You can also continue past Chester along the Shropshire Union main line to its historic terminal on the River Mersey at Ellesmere Port. 

Mooring in Chester is within easy reach of the walled city centre with its medieval ‘rows’ where there are a variety of shops, galleries and the majestic cathedral. Chester Zoo is just a short walk from the canal.

You could also visit the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port.

Featured Boats

Featured Boats from Gailey Base, Staffordshire

Two to Five berth Boats

Alvechurch Grebe

Max: 4 People

Length: 47ft

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Alvechurch Kestrel

Max: 4 People

Length: 49ft

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Alvechurch Wren

Max: 4 People

Length: 47ft

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Viking Nene

Max: 4 People

Length: 42ft

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Six to eight berth Boats

Alvechurch Dove

Max: 6 People

Length: 60ft

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Alvechurch Goose

Max: 8 People

Length: 69ft

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Alvechurch Gull

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft

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Viking Derwent

Max: 6 People

Length: 60ft

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Viking Medway

Max: 6 People

Length: 57ft

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Viking Wye Class

Max: 8 People

Length: 68ft

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