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Vale Royal Railway Viaduct

Hunts Lock at Northwich

Dutton Railway Viaduct

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

Public Transport

Cheshire and the Weaver Valley, in particular, is well served by public transport.

If you travel down the River Weaver, you both notice and enjoy four vast viaducts.

At Frodsham, the Chester to Manchester via Warrington railway line crosses the Weaver.  The River is just over a mile away from the Railway Station.

At Dutton and Vale Royal, the West Coast Main Line takes you over the River.  Not too far away from these viaducts are Acton Bridge and Hartford Railway Stations respectively.  If you are travelling from afar, change at Crewe for these stations.  From Liverpool and the West Midlands there are direct services.

At Northwich, the Manchester to Chester via Knutsford and Stockport railway line crosses the Weaver.  The railway stations at both Northwich and Greenbank are in easy walking distance of the Weaver.

Although the Weaver is not navigable at Wrenbury and Nantwich, they are close to the Manchester to Crewe to Shrewsbury/ South Wales railway line.

Our local station pages shows rail information and timetables.

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Local News


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

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  • 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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What's On

  • 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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  • 2018 Salt Towns’ Rally
    17th Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018

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

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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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  • 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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