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The Llangollen Canal at Wrenbury

The Weaver emerges at Wrenbury

The Weaver passes through Nantwich

The Middlewich Branch Aqueduct

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

Peckforton Hills > Wrenbury > Audlem > Church Minshull > Winsford

The Weaver passes very close to Nantwich town centre

The Weaver Navigation rises in the Peckforton Hills and proceeds via Wrenbury, Audlem and Nantwich to Church Minshull where it then, still as a stream, starts to drop down to Winsford Top and Bottom Flashes.

Although not navigable until Winsford Bridge, this part of the Weaver passes through some of the most beautiful parts of the Cheshire countryside.

It is often missed by those on other canals.  On the Llangollen Canal at Wrenbury – look out for the Weaver, as a shallow stream, as you pass over it near Wrenbury Lift Bridge.  You will find it again half a mile below the locks at Audlem – where you can pick up the Weaver Way walking route.

At Nantwich, famed for its architecture and eating houses, it passes close to the Town Centre but one of the Weaver’s best kept secrets is where it feeds under the aqueduct on the New Cut on the Shropshire Union Canal near Church Minshall.

The Weaver then drops down to the vast Winsford Flashes – created by the Salt Industry – and now renowned for sailing, walking and fishing.


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