Grindley Brook Locks
Grindley Brook Locks
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Christy
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
What an amazing experience working these locks. I definitely recommend anyone who was on the canal to go here and enjoy doing the work that everyone has been doing for so many years. Take your kids, take your parents, take your friends, and go visit this amazing location.
Written 16 October 2023
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Wanderer06841391077
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Very difficult to find, no clear signage, worth it once you find it, lovely cafe, nice walk, interesting volunteers happy to chat, fascinating to watch the locks
Written 1 October 2023
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wasootch
manchester29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
5 of us spent an overnight adventure on the 62 foot "the mighty oak"laura and Dana were absolutely brilliant,from the amazing food basket and the both of them taking us on an 8 hour boat trip then docking us up at Grindley Brook.they made our grandson jenson (4) skipper for the day in charge of the horn which obviously he loved.superb hosts and the five of us who had never been on one of these beautiful boats agreed it was a lovely experience,if you've never done this before get in touch with Laura and Dana they make it all so comfortable.
Written 29 July 2023
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Kathryn B
Runcorn, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We enjoyed travelling through Grindley Brook locks whilst on a narrowboat holiday. All canal and river volunteers extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. A site to enjoy as a boater, a walker, or simply whilst enjoying a pint at the pub located at the bottom lock.
Written 4 September 2022
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Jennifer W
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
A lovely place for a walk along the canal and watching the boats go through the staircase locks.

We walked along the canal and back for about an hour then stopped at the lock side cafe for a drink and watched the boats come through.

Just myself and my daughters aged 9 and 12
Written 30 July 2022
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
A staircase lock, so you have to know how to operate before you take your boat through, not as straight forward as you think! It is free to wander round and watch them in operation, if you are lucky to get a boat passing through. Good setting well worth 30+ minutes. There is a nice little café next to the gates.
Written 25 February 2022
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ALB140-17
Bristol, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The lock keepers were fantastic helping us through these locks. On the way down, we were first in the queue so quickly moved through the main three locks before gently heading out to the more spaced out lower three locks. On the way back up, we were incredibly lucky and were number 2 in the queue so again went through with no problems. Do allow plenty of time in either direction though as it can get very busy (especially at peak holiday times) and the lock keepers run a strict 3 up 3 down policy to save water. We had a very pleasant experience.
Written 9 August 2021
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John S
Whitchurch, UK219 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Nice setting - service could be better as it took an age to clear tables. Waitresses bringing out food and drink and returning empty handed without clearing tables. Dirty messy tables are off putting
Written 7 July 2021
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Martin W
Auckland, New Zealand75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We passed through here on our narrow boating holiday. The three locks, all tied together were a bit daunting, but the lock keeper was extremely helpful and proficient. She certainly seemed to enjoy her job and there was a fair bit of banter during the exercise. I really appreciated the way the locks had been built and the architectural design of the structures.
We stopped, on the way back, at the top of the locks and had a very pleasant sojourn at the tearoom, watching our fellow boaters negotiating the locks.
All this in pre-covid times.
Written 14 October 2020
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Carol W
Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Lockside Cafe brilliant breakfast cooked perfectly. We arrived with 5 minutes to spare just before 11am but where greeted very nicely and order was taken. Sanitizer and Covid regulations carried out to the letter. Lovely view of the locks watching the narrowboats too. Will go back.
Written 15 September 2020
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