Hulmes Ferry

Fancy a trip across the Manchester Ship Canal from Irlam to Davyhulme or Flixton?

Free to foot passengers, the ferry can carry 6 persons at a time and takes approximately 2-3 minutes.

Unfortunately the ferry doesn’t run all year round and is only active between the end of April and beginning of November each year. Further information on the ferry’s schedule is detailed below. During its ‘open’ months the ferry may be cancelled from time to time due to bad weather or flood water.

To reach the ferry from Irlam go towards Boysnope Golf Club. Just before the entrance to the Golf Club turn right off Liverpool Road into the industrial estate. Keep to the left through the site, there is a gap in the hedge giving access to the footpath which takes you down to the jetty.

Official Timetable ( 2018 )
27th April to 10th September 14th September to 28th October
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. – 12 Noon to 17:30 Friday, Saturday, Sunday. – 12 Noon to 17:00

1) The Ferry may be cancelled subject to weather and flood water.
2) Pets and bicycles are now permitted at the discretion of the ferryperson.
3) There is NO FISHING from the jetties. This applies to anywhere on the ship canal as ordered by Peel Ports.
This is particularly relevant to the jetties that are built and maintained for passengers of the ferry service NOT for poaching fish!

Special Arrangements:-

( The ferry may be used outside the scheduled times for groups of 6 or more by prior arrangement with the ferryperson )


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