Boating in the North West
With 1,000 kms of coastline along the
Irish Sea and waterways galore in the Lake District, this is a
magical region for anyone looking for water-bound fun.
West Kirby's sailing hub recently produced a
12 year-old national powerboat champion and there are more than 80
other boating centres to try out. Lakes Coniston, Ullswater and
Windermere in the Lake District are all famous for historic power
boat speed records, although you are more likely to find tranquil
sails cruises and paddles. Then there are the canals, offering
miles and miles of perfect tranquillity.
On The Water Guide to the North West
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You can't go wrong in the Lake District - The 88 bodies of water
in the National Park attract around 14 million visitors every year.
Steeped in maritime tradition and iconic landmarks, Liverpool is
a hive of marine activity. The Mersey River and Albert Docks cater
for just about every water sport from sailors, powerboaters,
windsurfers, rowers to PWC users. More...
Cheshire is the birthplace of Ben Ainslie, Britain’s greatest
ever sailor but away from sailing there are plenty of other on the
water activities to try out. More...
England's most visited city outside London has recently
discovered a new passion for the on the water fun. More...
The magical Isle of Man lies halfway between England and Ireland
in the Irish Sea, and is rich in picturesque harbours. More...
Northern England's longest canal, built more than 230 years ago,
runs from coast to coast passing through 91 locks, including the
famous Five Rise locks at Bingle. More...
The Peak District, with its streams, weirs, reservoirs and
springs is a water wonderland. More...
The tranquil network of Pennine and Yorkshire waterways is ideal
for escape, adventure and sheer fun. More...
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