Monthly Archives: May 2015

A busy day in Lymm and unexpected visitors

When we left Anderton we were originally going to moor in Lymm and do another of the walks from the book we bought in Northwich. Finding out that the The Federation of Bridgewater Cruising Clubs was having their rally at Lymm and … Continue reading

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Ferry across the Ship Canal

It was a lovely day when we decided to take the advice from our Pearson’s Guide and go down to the Manchester Ship Canal at Thelwall to use the ferry. The guide we’ve got out is a few years out … Continue reading

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Trip to the end of the Runcorn Arm

The Runcorn Arm used to be a stretch of canal with a pretty bad reputation. We were a little apprehensive when we decided to give it a go. Even the Pearson’s Guide says you should ‘…..explore the Runcorn Arm by … Continue reading

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Up the Boat Lift and back onto the Trent & Mersey

When we finally managed to drag ourselves away from the River Weaver, Gordon brought the boat onto the transit mooring at Anderton…. ….while I went into the office and booked a passage back up to the Trent and Mersey Canal. … Continue reading

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Weaver Walks

Our main occupation during the eight days we spent on the Weaver was walking. There are so many lovely walks in the area and we were lucky enough to find a book that described quite a few of them – … Continue reading

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Windy day at the end of the Weaver

There hasn’t been a great deal of traffic on the Weaver so we were surprised when we got to Saltersford Lock to be greeted by the sight of Acton Bridge Cruising Club out en masse for a day trip. Seven narrowboats and … Continue reading

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Northwich – the black and white town where buildings lift and bridges swing

When you leave the Anderton Boat Lift you have the choice of a left or a right turn. We decided to head left first – the shortest end – only around 7 miles to the head of navigation at Winsford. Our first stop was … Continue reading

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