Step aboard The Black Dog Narrowboat in Cheshire and experience the historic canals of the Four Counties Ring and beyond for a truly relaxing holiday experience

Book Now for 2024 - The Black Dog on The Shropshire Union Canal - A Unique Relaxing Holiday Experience

A Black Dog narrowboat canal holiday in Cheshire will transport you along The 4 Counties Ring, The Cheshire Ring and even the famous Llangollen Canal. At Black Dog Boat Hire we look forward to providing you with the most relaxing contemporary narrowboat holiday on the UK canals. All this wrapped up in a unique experience and a truly calm romantic getaway.


The Black Dog narrowboat has been designed to greet you with a friendly wag of the tail and welcome you aboard with the knowledge that life is about to slow down in style. Starting from our picturesque base on the Shropshire Union Canal you’ll gently cruise along the most beautiful countryside Cheshire has to offer with that someone special by your side.


It doesn’t matter if you’re seasoned narrowboat veterans or first timers looking to get away from it all. We’ll provide you with everything you need to know in a safe and easy to digest manner.


The Black Dog narrowboat is the perfect size to nimbly navigate the canals and locks for experts or novice boat handlers alike. Or better yet, couples wanting a romantic and peaceful getaway together.


The Black Dog sleeps two people very comfortably in a fixed bedroom berth. Four in your party, no problem, the saloon sofa converts into a super cosy bed for an additional two adults.


We’ve selected fabulous features to ensure your stay is both a stylish and comfortable experience from start to finish. Take a relaxing shower on bespoke teak shower boards surrounded by designer bathroom wallpaper. Relax while watching the world go by on the stunning teak rear deck fitted with LED mood lighting. What could be more perfect for romantic al-fresco dining after a relaxing day of cruising.


We know you’ll love your narrowboat canal holiday in Cheshire as much as we love welcoming new guests aboard The Black Dog. See you soon…

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Take a look around the unique Black Dog Narrowboat

The Black Dog is a 48ft cruiser stern narrowboat with a reverse layout design. This means the rear deck has a more social, spacious deck space, with the kitchen at the rear of the boat and the bedroom at the front.

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Explore the Four Counties Ring of amazing canals

Departing the peaceful surroundings of Barbridge, your starting point will be the Shropshire Union Canal . . .

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Discover your very own Narrowboat Holiday

Book your 2023 unique cruising holiday and prepare to relax amid the tranquil world of Cheshire narrowboat cruising on The Black Dog Narrowboat. Start your journey today.

five star review

"A truly amazing holiday experience to remember..."
Alex - Wilmslow, Cheshire

five star review

"Just the holiday we needed and a wonderful narrowboat..."
Craig - Manchester

five star review

"It was all so easy even for a total novice, we'll come again..."
Angie - The Lake District