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Wandering Duck Canal Boat Tours

Bugsworth Basin, Buxworth, Peak District National Park SK23 7NE, England
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As a nervous senior solo traveller thoroughly enjoyed my two nights on Rakiraki and loved every... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
Mary S
Brambly Hedge meets Wind in the Willows and its perfect

One of the most delightful ways to ever spend three days ! Very relaxed, intrusiveness but... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
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Wandering Duck is the unique canal boat experience. They offer day tours for small groups of up to 8 people. Their day tours are hands-on; have a go at steering their 69ft Narrowboat, or help work the locks.
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Bugsworth Basin, Buxworth, Peak District National Park SK23 7NE, England
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

As a nervous senior solo traveller thoroughly enjoyed my two nights on Rakiraki and loved every minute. Lee and Roberta were great hosts and the mini break provided lovely scenery, food and company. Hope to travel with the Wandering Duck next year.

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

One of the most delightful ways to ever spend three days ! Very relaxed, intrusiveness but friendly hosts, Lee and Roberta encourage guests to be as involved - or not - as they want- in working the boat and locks or simply relaxing. Perfect balance...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

Spent 2 nights with Roberta and Lee on the Wandering Duck. It happened to be one the first canal tours of the season and it did not disappoint. From the first moment we stepped on the Wandering Duck in Congleton to the time we stepped...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

3 nights with Wandering Duck and the crew of Rakiraki (Lee and Roberta) was a highlight of our 8 week tour of the UK. Such a unique experience, relaxing, refreshing and yet at the same time learning new stuff from new experiences and great people.They...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2017

Congleton to Marple trip was timed perfectly, with on and off the boat time just right. Food was fresh and tasty and nothing was too much trouble to ensure the trip was stress free. The people and animals of the canals were very friendly. Life...More

Thank drewbal
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Reviewed June 9, 2017

I met my hosts Roberta and Lee at Castlefields Basin Manchester . I felt at home straight away . We set off at 1pm to open the "Infamous" Rochdale Nine ..the locks that would lead us to our overnight moorings at Piccadilly Basin . Once...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed as a group of nine friends and had a brilliant weekend. Lovely mix of activities and relaxation time. Lee and Roberta were fantastic hosts. I would most definitely want to do this again!

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Reviewed October 31, 2016

A group of us did the Canal Boat Escape Tour, taking three days to go from Congleton to Marple. It was brilliant! There were plenty of activities and plenty of time to relax. I really enjoyed helping work the locks and even having a go...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Since it was the end of the season, we were fortunate to have the whole boat for ourselves. Lee and Roberta, our amazing hosts, did everything right to make this a fun getaway. We enjoyed the food and the company, got to steer the longboat...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Great day out to celebrate a birthday. Lee and Roberta were very accommodating and their homemade ginger cake was delicious.

Thank Jen W
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Denise S
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Response from Mark B | Property representative |
Hi Denise, Unfortunately dogs are not allowed. I am asthmatic and our boat is carpeted so it's not practical from that point of view. I am a dog lover myself and there are many dogs on live-aboard canal boats, but in our... More
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