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The Peak District Hire Base

ROUTE-MAPFestival Park Marina, Etruria,
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5PA
Base Contacts: Rachel Longson

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Situated on the re-developed National Garden Festival Site, this is one of the most popular Black Prince starting points. Close by there is an exciting Water World, dry ski-slope, multi-screen cinema, ten pin bowling and shopping centre… and that is before you get on the water!

The variety of canal cruising routes is wide with the Cheshire Ring and Four Counties being favourites. You travel through some of the waterways’ most beautiful scenery, along with the pure contrast of the Potteries, Royal Doulton, Cheddleton Mill and Wedgwood industries. For the more energetic there’s Alton Towers near the end of the Caldon Canal

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Peak District Sat 2.30pm to Tues 2.30pm Wed 9.30am to Sat 9.30am Fri 2.30pm to Mon 9.30am Mon 2.30pm to Fri 9.30am
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Shakespeare 1 Yes Yes
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