Pennine Waterways News

Friday, 27 February 2009

Passenger Boat Trips Through Standedge Tunnel

Standedge Tunnel is to re-open for through boat passages at the end of March, this year with boats going through under their own power.

But there is still good news for you, even if you haven't got a boat! There will now be monthly through trips for passengers on the electric passenger module.

These trips will take place on the first Saturday of each month, starting on Saturday 4th April. The westbound trip leaves Tunnel End, Marsden at 9.00 am and the eastbound trip leaves Diggle at 1.00 pm. There will be a charge of £10 per person (£8 children and concessions) and places can be booked by ringing 01484 844298.

Passenger trip through Standedge Tunnel.

You can use bus number 184 to get back if you don't fancy making their return on foot over the moors - it runs hourly through Diggle and Marsden, passing the top of the lane leading down to Tunnel End.

The short trips into the tunnel from Tunnel End will operate as in previous years and will start again this year when the Standedge Visitor Centre opens on Saturday 4th April.

Virtual trip through Standedge Tunnel here.

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