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Added to website: 8 June 2010
Roll-up for festival canal cruises on the Lizzie-Jean

The Lizzie-JeanAiredale Cruising normally provides luxury skippered day cruises from Skipton (see but for 2010 these unforgettable outings will be available as part of the Saltaire Festival on 9 to 19th September plus 25th and 26th September.

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Festival Cruises on narrowboat Lizzie-Jean, a 57 foot, traditional style narrowboat equipped with all modern facilities, will cost £15 for adults and £7.50 for children (8 passengers max per day).  Complementary drinks and light refreshments will be available to welcome you aboard. An exclusive group booking is just £100. For available dates and further information please phone David Fitch on 07760 481 821 or see

Festival Cruises start at 11 a.m.from Saltaire Bridge and pass eastwards alongside Salts Mill and other historic canalside buildings on the journey into Shipley.  We turn around at the junction with the old Bradford Canal and then return westwards, back through Saltaire, to Hirst Lock. Once up the lock we cruise gently through beautiful Hirst Wood and cross the impressive River Aire Aqueduct before reaching Dowley Gap double locks.  At this point guests may disembark for the short (2 mins.) walk to the Fisherman’s Inn on Wagon Lane where reserved lunch tables will be waiting. 2 course meals are available from £6 Mon. to Sat. and from £8 on Sundays. Alternatively you can bring your own packed lunch for an on-board or canalside picnic. 

After lunch Lizzie-Jean will leave from beside the Inn for the return voyage to Saltaire – this time going down three locks.  Estimated time of return to Saltaire Bridge is 3.30 p.m.

Opportunities are provided for those who wish to try steering the boat and help work the locks. Regrettably these trips are not suitable for wheelchair users or those with severe mobility difficulties.

Bookings and further information

For bookings or further information please phone David Fitch on 07760 481 821 or see




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