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Cruising the River Weaver

The Anderton Boat Lift

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

IWA Campaign Boat Gathering
29th July 2022 - 31st July 2022

Chester will celebrate the beginning of the Chester Canal by Act of Parliament 250 years ago in 1772 a campaigning gathering of boats. 

The event will be based in the centre of Chester around Tower Wharf with ready access to all the facilities and attractions of this major tourist attraction. 

The IWA are planning for 50 canal boats to make the journey across the canal network along the Shropshire Union Canal from towns such as Ellesmere Port, Middlewich, Nantwich and possibly as far as the Potteries and Manchester. 

The event, open to the public, will highlight the continuing closure of the Dee Branch. The Dee Branch, giving access for vessels to the tidal River Dee and the sea, has been closed to navigation for 10 years. 

There will be trade stalls and boats, along with a BBQ stand, ice cream and musical entertainment. Several canal societies will have exhibitions with experts on hand to answer questions. Plus there are plans for a special event for children.

The entry fee for visiting leisure vessels is £10.

Click here to download a Boat Entry Form.

Click here for more information 

Click here to visit the IWA Website

Please Note: The information regarding this event was correct at the date of publication. Whilst we strive to keep our information up to date, this information can change without notice. Please check with the event before attending.

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