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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


The Salts and Sails Trail by David Burkhill-Howarth
20 miles from Weston Point to Winsford along the Weaver Navigation in Cheshire. Detailed history notes.

A Towpath Walkers Guide to the History of the River Weaver Navigation
by Colin Edmondson
Volume 1: Three walks around Acton Bridge, Dutton Locks, Pickerings Cut and Saltersford
(available from the Author on 07721 620747)

Towpath Walkers Guide to the History of the River Weaver Navigation
by Colin Edmondson
Volume 2: Two walks at Frodsham and one walk around Northwich
(available from the Author on 07721 620747)

Walks Around Frodsham
Includes several walks along the river
Available from Frodsham Town Council

The Frodsham Millennium Walks
A Heritage trail based on the ancient parish boundaries of Frodsham (partly along the river)
Available from Frodsham Town Council

Frodsham 100 Challenge Walks
Ten circular walks in Frodsham – 4 of which include the river
Available from Frodsham Town Council

Waterside Walks in Cheshire by James F Edwards
20 walks taking in the local waterways including the Bridgewater Canal, the River Weaver, Redes Mere and the River Dee. The walks range in length from 3 to 8 miles. Available on line


Local News


    Our Chairman's 2017 Report including his Report on the Barons Quay Development ....

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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

  • 2019 Salt Towns’ Rally
    13th Sep 2019 - 20th Sep 2019

    A boat rally from Winsford, down the Weaver and on to to Middlewich via the Anderton Boat Lift ....

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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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  • Discover the History of Mid Cheshire
    Weaver Hall Museum

    Explore the history of the local area at a Museum that is close to the River Weaver ....

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  • The Lion Salt Works
    A short walk from the River Weaver Navigation

    The Lion Salt Works, following a £10m restoration is now open to the public ....

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