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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

    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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  • Northwich Celebrates the River Weaver

    The Society has published a 24 page full colour booklet ....

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What's On

  • 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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  • Telling the Story of Mid Cheshire
    Weaver Hall Museum

    Housed within the old Northwich Union Workhouse building, full of displays, tales and history of Mid Cheshire ....

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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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  • Northwich Woodlands
    Beside the River Weaver Navigation

    Northwich's own oasis with its rich countryside and stunning wetlands set beside the River Weaver Navigation in Northwich ....

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  • Set in Beautiful Parkland
    Castle Park Arts Centre

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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