Electric day canal boat hire on the Peak Forest Canal

New electric day canal boat for hire on the Peak Forest Canal

Drifters member ABC Boat Hire has launched a new electric day boat at New Mills Marina on the Peak Forest Canal in Derbyshire.

Boating on the Peak Forest Canal

The 15-mile long Peak Forest Canal is one of Britain’s most scenic waterways, running along the edge of the Peak District and alongside the River Goyt.

The 36ft ‘Field Day’ narrowboat is the third electric day boat added to the Drifters fleet.

‘Field Day’ has space for up to ten people and 2023 day hire prices start at £99.

Days out from New Mills

The boat has a toilet, indoor and outdoor seating and a kitchen area with induction hob, sink and microwave.

So you can pack a picnic afloat, or stop off at a canalside pub for lunch.

Travel to Whaley Bridge and back

When you hire a day boat from New Mills you can head to Whaley Bridge and back.

You’ll experience spectacular views across Goyt Valley and Kinder Scout, the highest plateau in England.

You’ll pass close by to the Crossings pub along the way, and there’s a choice of places to eat and drink at Whaley Bridge.

Cruise to Marple Junction and back

Alternatively, you can cruise along the Peak Forest Canal in the other direction to Marple Junction and back.

You’ll enjoy fantastic views of the rolling countryside along the way.

At Marple Junction, you can visit the Hatters Arms. And walk up along the Marple Lock flight, to see boats passing through one of the steepest lock flights in Britain.

Other day boat hire locations

Drifters offers day boat hire at 19 locations across England and Wales.

As well as New Mills, Drifters offers electric day boats at Springwood Haven Marina on the Coventry Canal at Nuneaton in Warwickshire.  And at Kings Orchard Marina on the Coventry Canal near Lichfield in Staffordshire.

For more information about Drifters day boat hire, go to Day Boats. Canal boat day hire. Rent a boat for a day (drifters.co.uk)