Free canal boating at Sowerby Bridge

Shire Cruisers’ canal boat holiday base at Sowerby Bridge is offering people the chance to try canal boating for free as part of the British Marine Federation’s “On The Water Weekend,” April 27-28.

During the weekend canal boat holiday operators are offering free taster sessions at 15 bases across the country.

Events will include boat tours, holiday discounts and free trips on skippered boats.

Full details of what each site is offering can be found at No booking is required.

The event runs from 10 am to 4 pm at Shire Cruisers, The Wharf.

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