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

Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge > Weston Marsh Locks > Manchester Ship Canal

We hope you have enjoyed your virtual trip down the Weaver

From Frodsham, the Weston Canal section of the Weaver Navigation runs along the side of the valley, whilst the river takes you closer to Frodsham town and follows its own course to the Mersey estuary.

From the junction of the old line of the Navigation, it is four miles down the Weston Canal to Weston Point Docks where the Navigation joins the Manchester Ship Canal

From Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge, ahead of you is the viaduct taking the Chester to Manchester via Warrington railway line.

Weston Point today, is in the middle of a major chemical works whereas in earlier days it was quiet countryside.

In those days boats would wait here for the tide but from the 1860's it was gradually developed as docks and a transshipment point to sea going vessels.

Not many boats cruising the river make the journey right to the end.

It is a pity as it shows what the navigation was used for and provides a great contrast as you retrace your route and head back into the countryside.

20 miles of navigation, five locks, six swing bridges, four vast railway viaducts and the Anderton Boat Lift.

Most of all, examples of fine engineering built by innvoators of their day.

The River Weaver Navigation is certainly worth visiting.

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    The River Weaver Navigation Society has won an Oscar .....

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