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Harecastle Tunnel Winter Opening Times 2023/2024

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From Date:01/11/2023 00:00
To Date:28/02/2024 23:45 inclusive
Type:Booking Information
Is the towpath closed?No


During the winter season 2023/24, booking will be required for all passages through the Harecastle Tunnel.

From Wednesday 1st November to Thursday 29th February 2024, booking slots are available between 9am to 12noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only: -

North to South – 9am & 11am

South to North – 10am & 12pm

Booking is required 48 hours prior to passage, and we will be unable to accommodate late arrivals.

Christmas and New Year Period –

The tunnel will be closed from Sunday 24th December to Tuesday 26th December reopening on Wednesday 27th December, Friday 29th & Saturday 30th.  The tunnel will close again from 31st December and reopen for passage on Wednesday 3rd January.

Customers must book before 3pm on Wednesday 20th December to guarantee a passage during the Christmas and New Year period. Un-booked passages will not be permitted.

To make a booking for tunnel passage, Please click here to book; alternatively, please call 0303 0404040.

Please always follow the directions of our team members on site. Passage is only permitted with a working horn and tunnel light; at present we are unable to lend such items.

Closest waterway:Trent & Mersey Canal
Starts at:Harecastle Tunnel
Ends at:Harecastle Tunnel