River Weaver Navigation Society

Cruising the River Weaver

Hunts Lock at Northwich

Northwich from Hayhurst Bridge showing the former Flotel

The Anderton Boat Lift

Dutton Railway Viaduct

Onwards to Sutton Weaver

Panary arrives at Sutton Mill

Weston Marsh Lock

The Weaver is only navigable from Winsford Bridge to its confluence with the Ship Canal

River Weaver Navigation Society

QUICK LINK - River Weaver Navigation Society's Boaters' Guide

QUICK LINK - Enjoy Philip Carden's bird's eye view of the River Weaver in Winsford

QUICK LINK - River Levels on the Weaver and Dane

The River Weaver Navigation Society was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to preserving, protecting and improving the River Weaver, from Winsford to its confluence with the Manchester Ship Canal.

Committee members regularly attend meetings with navigation authorities, local government departments, and other waterways organisations.

The River Weaver Navigation Society cares about:

People and Recreation - improving facilities for boaters, walkers, horse riders, cyclists and anglers.

History - preserving and protecting historical features; including locks, bridges and boatyards.

Wildlife - animals, birds, plants and trees all have their place in, on and around the river.

Click here to take a Trip down the Weaver

Click here to arrange a Talk about the River Weaver


Local News

  • Volunteer Lock Keepers
    12th Jan 2018

    Canal and River Trust have launched an appeal for volunteer lock keepers on the River Weaver ....

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    24th Mar 2017

    The Society held its AGM which was well attended ....

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  • British Empire Medal
    11th Jun 2016

    The RWNS Treasurer has been recognised in the Queen's Birthdday Honours List ....

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  • Swing Bridge wins National Commendation
    8th Oct 2015

    The Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge has won a national commendation ....

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  • Society recognised with Award
    1st May 2015

    The River Weaver Navigation Society has won an Oscar .....

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  • Northwich Flood Defences
    30th Oct 2014

    The Society has objected to the proposed Flood Defence Scheme in Northwich ....

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What's On

  • RWNS AGM and Talk
    Winnington Park Recreation Club
    21st Mar 2018

    The River Weaver Navigation Society Annual General Meeting and Talk ....

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  • Northwich River Festival
    14th Jul 2018 - 15th Jul 2018

    Following the success of the inaugural event in 2017, the Northwich River Festival is returning in 2018 ....

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  • The Mid Cheshire Salt Ring Rally
    18th Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018

    A boat rally from Middlewich culminating in the Off Cut Festival in Winsford ....

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  • Joint Social Meetings
    Big Lock Pub, Middlewich

    Join our Joint Social Meeting with the Trent and Mersey Canal Society at the Big Lock Pub in Middlewich ....

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  • Winsford History Society
    Hazelmere, Winsford

    RWNS is pleased to partner the Winsford History Society .....

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  • Weaverham History Society
    University Primary Academy Weaverham

    You can learn more about the area with our society partner ....

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