Royal Albert Dock (Canning Dock), Liverpool – Mode Wheel Lock, Salford 5th May 2024
This nine-and-a-half-hour cruise takes in the history and scenery, both industrial and rural and we set off from Canning Dock in the Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool to our berth within Mode Wheel Lock, Salford. You will get to experience the sights and history of the River Mersey before we join the Manchester Ship Canal at Eastham lock. We will pass through Latchford, Irlam and Barton Locks as well as going under a variety of bridges and an aqueduct before arriving at Mode Wheel Lock. On arrival our coach will be waiting to return you to the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool.
This six-hour cruise takes in the history and scenery, both industrial and rural and we set off from within Mode Wheel Lock itself, and pass through Barton, Irlam and Latchford Locks as well as going under a variety of bridges and an aqueduct. We then join the Weaver Navigation via Marsh Lock to our disembarkation point at our berth below Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge.
There are numerous places to park at Salford Quays and good public transport/tram links. The nearest car park is Media City Multi-story car park. At the end of your cruise our coach will be ready to take you back to Mode Wheel.
We start our cruise at 1100 hrs and pass through the Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge before winding our way through some of the river's most stunning scenery as we head for Dutton Locks. The final leg is to Acton Bridge, which dates from 1930’s and although of impressive size, the bridge swings with just the use of a few horsepower due to its weight being borne by a floating pontoon. We will not be sailing through this bridge however as this is the finishing point for our journey. More information on this cruise can be found here
We operate a Park & Ride coach to take you to the Danny and return you to your car at the end of your cruise. Please park in the Anderton Boat Lift car park (CW9 6FW) where our coach will collect you at 1015 hrs. Our Stewards will be there to meet you and assist you with boarding the coach. Details will be on your ticket.
Parking charges apply at Anderton Boat Lift.
Please be aware that if you make your own arrangements to be dropped off at Sutton Weaver you will also need to make arrangement to be collected from Acton Bridge at the end of the cruise, as our coach will only be returning passengers to their vehicles at Anderton Boat Lift.