At 196 metres (645 feet) above sea level, Standedge Tunnel burrows 194 metres (638 feet) underneath the Pennines.
The tunnel, undoubtedly the centrepiece of the canal, is essentially an underground warren which boaters can now pilot their own boats through.
The Leeds and Liverpool canal and its surrounding waterways are home to 4 of the 7 wonders of the waterways highlighted below, while the Anderton Boat Lift on the Trent & Mersey Canal is also within reach.
Historically the town was once the Roman settlement of Lagentium, and was also the birth place of the sculptor Henry Moore.
Temple Newsam House & Garden – This magnificent Tudor/Jacobean house is set in 900 acres of parkland offering lovely walks through the woods and gardens.
We have Ownashare boats here so can also provide the same services that are available to these boats which are: Valets (full and part) Engine maintenance Electrical maintenance If you need a comprehensive boat servicing, repairs, bottom blacking or painting please contact our good friends Les and Brian at the newly opened Bank Hall Dry Dock (Tel 01282 788686) which is 5 minutes by car or 30 mins by boat from Reedley Marina.
The canalways are surrounded by beautiful and interesting sights that will entertain you on your journey along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.