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Anderton Marina

Canal: Trent & Mersey Location: Uplands Road, Anderton, Cheshire, CW9 6AJ
Phone: 01606 79642 E-mail:

Experience Anderton Marina day boat hire from one of the most northerly of our English bases with access to Cheshire, the remote and beautiful Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the Trent and Mersery. A local feature is the nearby Anderton Boat Lift and there is an on-site licensed restaurant, The Moorings.

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Route Option 1

Dutton Stop Lock & Return6 Hours with 0 Locks

First of all you will see the famous Anderton Boat Lift which provides passage to the River Weaver. After cruising past the lift, you will encounter the first of two tunnels, the first is 572 yards long and the second is 424 yards long.

The second tunnel is timed and it is important the timings are obeyed so as not to meet a boat coming in the opposite direction. There then follows a gentle 1 hour cruise through beautiful countryside to bridge 209 where you could moor up and visit one of two local inns for lunch. The Leigh Arms is down the hill and the Holly Bush is up the hill. Both serve excellent food from lunch to late afternoon. Alternatively you could picnic at Dutton Hollows which offers spectacular views across the Cheshire plain. We suggest you turn round at Dutton Stop lock and weave your way back to Anderton.

  • Features 2 ~400 yard tunnels

  • Straight cruise with no locks

  • Plenty of turning points

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Route Option 2

Middlewich & Return6 Hours with 0 Locks

If travelling East, immediately after leaving the marina you will enter Marbury Country Park where the canal meanders through the picturesque woodland and then on to Marston flash, anywhere along this stretch is ideal for picnicking.

Approximately two hours from Anderton is the Broken Cross public house where good food is served all day and is ideally placed for a lunchtime stop.

The canal then winds its way through to Bramble cuttings and then over the aqueduct to Middlewich Big Lock where a public house of the same name sits next to the lock. We suggest you turn before the lock in order to head back to Anderton.  The Salt Barge public house is within 40 minutes of the marina should you wish to stop for refreshments on your return journey.

  • Plenty of turning points on route

  • Straight cruise with no locks

  • Pub on route – The Old Broken Cross

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Location: Anderton Marina

Type: Self Drive Tuition: Included
  • Carries up to 12 people

Facilities: 2 burner hob / grill, Fridge, kettle, crockery & cutlery, sink, bathroom, indoor and outdoor seating.

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Pets Welcome Check in: 9.30am Return: 4.30pm £100 deposit [?] Layout not to scale