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Frodsham Bridge

Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge

Panary arrives at Sutton Mill

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

Weston Canal > Frodsham > Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge

Frodsham town centre is about a mile from Sutton Weaver swing bridge

Until the Weston Canal was constructed, Frodsham Cut gave access to the river via Frodsham lock.

Ships waited for the tide here on passage to Liverpool before the Manchester Ship Canal was built.

Frodsham is a pretty market town and a former port of some antiquity.

It once had a cheese warehouse, a salt works and a boat yard with its own dock.

A canal was dug from Sutton Weaver to give access to a deep water channel of the River Mersey at Weston Point in 1807 and after this date the use of Frodsham lock declined.

The river here is used mainly for watersports and sailing, but there is a regular service of boats carrying grain, which is taken to Manchester by lorry.

Frodsham should be visited.  It is a small market town with a good range of shops and amenities.

In the centre is the Bear's Paw Inn dating back to 1632 and is the start of the Sandstone Trail which is a popular 34 mile walking route to Whitchurch. 

The trail  takes you along the elevated ridge of sandstones hills with some fo the finest views of Cheshire.


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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