Anderton Boat Lift Walk
This photogenic Cheshire based site is one of the highlights of the UK's waterways.
The device lifts boats 50 feet from the River Weaver Navigation to the Trent and Mersey Canal. This 'Cathedral of the Canals' has been listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the British Waterways and won experience of the year 2019. You can enjoy a boat trip along the river which uses the lift on the way. On the trips you can learn all about the history of the area and the structure itself. The easy canal and riverside paths also make for a fine walk.
After admiring the structure you can head south east along the water to visit the Anderton Nature Park. Here there are some nice woodland trails and ponds to see.
You can find the site just to the north of Northwich.
PostcodeCW9 6FW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Anderton Boat Lift Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Anderton Boat Lift Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Anderton Boat Lift OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Anderton Boat Lift Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The site includes a visitor centre and a cafe for some post walk refreshment. From here you can enjoy fine views of the boat lift with your meal.
The canal, park and woods make for a fine dog walk. You are requested to keep them on leads on the canal paths. Some areas around the lift are not open to dogs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head north from the site and you can enjoy more waterside walking around Budworth Mere in the lovely Marbury Country Park. To the east of the park there's also Pickmere Lake. The pretty lake is a popular spot with swimmers and has some nice footpaths along the southern side of the water.
A little further north there's Arley Hall where you'll find a fine stately home and some stunning gardens which are amongst the best in the country.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.