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The Visitor Mooring on Barnton Cut

Approaching Saltersford Locks

Saltersford Locks

Towpath Footbridge downstream from Saltersford

The Tranquil River Weaver

Acton Bridge Cruising Club

The Leigh Arms at Acton Bridge

Acton Bridge Swing Bridge

Davenports Farm Shop and Tea Rooms

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

Winnington > Barnton Cut > Saltersford Locks > Acton Bridge

At Acton Bridge take a visit to Davenports Farm Shop and Tea Rooms

After Winnington Bridge, the river passes the Wallerscote loading plant.

The river then enters the Barnton Cut, dug by hand in the 1830's and another little hidden gem.

There are lovely moorings along this stretch in unspoilt countryside.

Not far away is the village of Barnton with shops, a post office and chemist.

Saltersford locks are now just a short distance away. 

From the locks and a short walk away are Barnton and Saltersford tunnels on the Trent and Mersey Canal.

Beyond Saltersford locks, narrow boats can often be glimpsed on the canal, as they pass amongst the trees up the hillside on the right.

A short stretch of countryside takes the river to Acton Bridge and the bustle of the A49.

Alongside the bridge - a larger version of the 'floating' bridges opened in 1933 - is the Leigh Arms public house.  In front of the pub you can see the abutments of the earlier road bridge.

Worth a visit is Davenports Farmshop and quaint old English Tea Room with antique lace table cloths and bone china tea services.

Once past the A49 the river enters beautiful countryside all the way to Frodsham which is about 5 miles away.

The canal is still keeping the river company up the hill to the right but swings away as the river arrives at Dutton locks.


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