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Hunts Lock at Northwich

The 2010 Riversdale Bridge

The Weaver Navigation Headquarters at Northwich

Northwich from Hayhurst Bridge showing the former Flotel

The Town Bridge at Northwich

Carden's Ferry Bridge

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

Northwich > Northwich Woodlands > Anderton

The Weaver passes through Northwich town centre

Hunts locks are adjacent to Sir John Deanes College and the Northwich Rowing Club.

There is a right of way across the locks and the backwater by means of Riversdale Bridge, which reopened in December 2010.

The river now passes beneath the Chester to Manchester railway line and the site of the famous Yarwood's shipbuilding yard.

A little further down the river is the former British Waterways Navigation repair yard and offices and Hayhurst Swing Bridge.

Hayhurst Bridge was opened in 1898 and was the first of two semi floating bridges with most of their weight supported by air filled pontoons beneath the river.

Ahead of you to the right is the mouth of the River Dane and Northwich Town Bridge.

Redevelopment of the area between the two bridges has begun and should progress in the near future, with Northwich gradually turning its face to the river which served it so well as a transport link over the years.

Leaving Northwich behind the river is shortly in the countryside again.

It is hard to believe that all the land here is reclaimed from flashes caused by pumping brine from the rock salt beds beneath.

Approaching Anderton, industry makes its presence felt - sited here to use both the brine and the Weaver Navigation.

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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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