Explore the spectacular Caldon Canal in the beautiful Churnet Valley

Based at Denford near Leek in the Staffordshire Park District, Joshua is a 35 ft day hire narrow boat which takes up to 10 people for self-drive day trips.

From Denford, you have a choice of destination for your day trip such as Cheddleton, Leek, Endon, or Consall Forge. Within easy reach are most of the features to be found in the English canal system, such as locks, lift bridges, a tunnel, a canal junction, and an aqueduct.

There are numerous pubs and eating places along the way, including a canal side pub (the Hollybush at Denford), as well as interesting places to visit and the beautiful scenery of the Churnet Valley to enjoy.

The boat has a cabin and a covered area in case of rain, as well as open areas at the bow and stern. There is a flush toilet, wash basin, kitchen sink, and electric hob. The boat is equipped with crockery and cutlery for up to 10 people.

Full operating instructions in handling the boat and operating locks and lift bridges are given, including practical tuition at the first lock.