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Cruising the River Weaver

Hunts Lock at Northwich

Northwich from Hayhurst Bridge showing the former Flotel

The Anderton Boat Lift

Dutton Railway Viaduct

Onwards to Sutton Weaver

Panary arrives at Sutton Mill

Weston Marsh Lock

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

The River Weaver stretches over 50 miles from its source in the Peckforton Hills to its confluence with the Manchester Ship Canal.

It passes through some of Cheshire's best countryside and provides a fantastic opportunity whether you are walking or boating.

Although not navigable until Winsford Bridge in Winsford, the River Weaver passes through Wrenbury, Audlem, Nantwich and Church Minshull before it drops down to the Winsford Flashes.

From Winsford Bridge it meanders 20 miles to the Manchester Ship Canal passing through the market towns of Northwich and Frodsham.

Downstream from Northwich, you can visit the iconic Anderton Boat Lift that takes you up to the Trent and Mersey Canal. 

All along the way, you will find considerable heritage - swing bridges, industrial heritage and the great locks of the Weaver at Vale Royal, Hunts, Salterford, Dutton and Weston Marsh.

Use the toolbar to vist the Weaver complete with stunning photography.

Our Public Transport pages give comprehensive information on rail information and timetables; bus information and timetables; local taxi information and travel offers for Wrenbury, Crewe, Nantwich, Winsford, Northwich, Acton Bridge, Frodsham and Runcorn.

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Local News

  • RWNS AGM

    Our Chairman's 2017 Report including his Report on the Barons Quay Development ....

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  • RWNS AGM
    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

  • IWA Social Meeting
    National Waterways Museum

    RWNS members are invited to the IWA Meetings at the Boat Museum ....

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  • Social Meetings
    Red Bull Hotel

    Your are invited to the Trent and Mersey Canal Society meetings at the Red Bull Hotel in Church Lawton ....

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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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  • Winsford History Society
    Hazelmere, Winsford

    RWNS is pleased to partner the Winsford History Society .....

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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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