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Trent and Mersey Canal

The Trent and Mersey Canal is a 93.5 mile long canal running from Burton Upon Trent through Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire to Middlewich. It was the country's first long-distance canal, created by the English engineer James Brindley.

Offering stunning views over the Cheshire Plain, The Trent and Mersey Canal is full of interesting features such as the Anderton Boat Lift, one of the seven wonders of the waterways and Weaver Hall Museum, the towpath also creates a green corridor with several cycling and walking routes to enjoy.

The Trent and Mersey Canal is home to the Cheshire Locks, a long flight of locks known as 'Heartbreak Hill' by seasoned boaters.

See below for things to do and see along the Trent and Mersey Canal. 

Download the Cheshire Ring Map here.

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  1. Add Andersen Boats to your Itinerary

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    Andersen Boats

    Andersen Boats offer canal boat holidays and are ideally located for a choice of picturesque canal adventures including the Llangollen Canal, the Marple aqueduct and the Anderton Boat Lift.

  2. Add Andersen Boats to your Itinerary

    Andersen Boats

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    Hotel Boat

    Add Andersen Boats to your Itinerary

    Middlewich

    Based in Middlewich, Cheshire, in the UK, Andersen Boats offer canal boat holidays.

  3. Add Cycle the Wheelock Rail Trail and Salt Line to your Itinerary

    Cycle the Wheelock Rail Trail and Salt Line

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    Cycle Route

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    Sandbach

    The Wheelock Rail Trail and Salt Line are both part of NCN Route 5 linking Middlewich with Alsager.

  4. Add Alsager Series No. 6 - Wildflowers and Rode Hall to your Itinerary

    Alsager Series No. 6 - Wildflowers and Rode Hall

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    Walking Route

    Add Alsager Series No. 6 - Wildflowers and Rode Hall to your Itinerary

    Alsager

    This route, devised by Alsager Chamber of Trade, is one a series of walks in the Alsager area. The walks have been published in leaflets entitled ‘It’s all about Alsager - Walking Maps of Alsager’.

  5. Add Alsager Series No. 4 – Borrowpit Meadow to your Itinerary

    Alsager Series No. 4 – Borrowpit Meadow

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    Walking Route

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    Alsager

    Pleasant walking through woods, by pools and with views afar.

  6. Add Walks for All - The Wheelock Rail Trail to your Itinerary

    Walks for All - The Wheelock Rail Trail

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    Walking Route

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    Sandbach

    The Wheelock Rail Trail near Sandbach follows the route of a disused railway from Ettiley Heath to Malkins Bank. Today the trail is a rich haven for wildlife and wild flowers and provides a pleasant level and wide route through Cheshire.

  7. Add Lawton Woods Loop to your Itinerary

    Lawton Woods Loop

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    Walking Route

    Add Lawton Woods Loop to your Itinerary

    Cheshire

    The name Lawton originates in the Lawton family with its family crest being the head of a bleeding wolf. Local legend talks about a man saving the Earl of Chester from being killed by a wolf.

  8. Add Anderton Nature Park to your Itinerary

    Anderton Nature Park

    Northwich

    Anderton Nature Park is located next to the historic Victorian boat lift and close to Northwich town centre.

  9. Add Anderton Boat Lift  to your Itinerary

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    Anderton Boat Lift

    Northwich

    The Anderton Boat Lift is an incredible edifice, perched on the banks of the River Weaver like some giant three-storey-high iron spider.

  10. Add Marbury Country Park to your Itinerary

    Marbury Country Park

    Northwich

    The parkland of Marbury Hall. Walks, picnic areas and bird hides overlooking the mere.

  11. Add Wheelock Rail Trail  to your Itinerary

    Wheelock Rail Trail

    Sandbach

    After the railway closed in 1966 the track lay derelict for many years, gradually becoming more and more overgrown.

  12. Add Trentham Shopping Village to your Itinerary

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    Trentham Shopping Village

    Trentham Shopping Village has 60 timber lodges housing amazing shops, cafés and restaurants and a lovely friendly village atmosphere. We’re sure you’ll be tempted by our mix of big name brands and independent retailers.

  13. Add Walks for All - Marbury Country Park  to your Itinerary

    Walks for All - Marbury Country Park

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    Walking Route

    Add Walks for All - Marbury Country Park  to your Itinerary

    Northwich

    Many of the features of the Country Park, including the lime avenues and the arboretum, are a legacy of the days when Marbury was a grand estate. Stroll through splendid woodlands and enjoy views across Budworth Mere.

  14. Add Riding the Wheelock Rail Trail  to your Itinerary

    Riding the Wheelock Rail Trail

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    Riding/Trekking Centre

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    Sandbach

    The Wheelock Rail Trail near Sandbach follows the route of a disused railway from Ettiley Heath to Malkins Bank. Today the trail is a rich haven for wildlife and wild flowers and provides a pleasant level and wide route.

  15. Add Walk the Wheelock Rail Trail to your Itinerary

    Walk the Wheelock Rail Trail

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    Walking Route

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    Sandbach

    The Wheelock Rail Trail is a popular 2km traffic free route for walkers and cyclists on the outskirts of Sandbach and runs between Ettiley Heath and Malkins Bank.

  16. Add Marbury Country Walk to your Itinerary

    Marbury Country Walk

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    Walking Route

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    Cheshire

    Starting from the Swan Inn in the middle of the village of Marbury this delightful country walk climbs gently to the top of Wirswall Hill and back down to the village.

  17. Add Anderton Boat Lift Coffee Shop to your Itinerary

    Anderton Boat Lift Coffee Shop

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    Tea Room/Coffee Shop

    Add Anderton Boat Lift Coffee Shop to your Itinerary

    Northwich

    Overlooking the magnificent structure itself, the Coffee Shop at Anderton Boat Lift is the perfect place to stop for a tasty treat. Enjoy a warming cup of tea and slice of mouth-watering, handmade cake or relax with a delicious, freshly-made hot meal

  18. Add The Trentham Estate to your Itinerary

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    The Trentham Estate

    Cheshire

    Award-winning gardens, scenic lake, 50 shops, 14 cafes, fun-packed events, adventure playground, boat and train, barefoot walk, maze, monkeys, fabulous fountains and massive garden centre.

  19. Add Alsager Series No. 5 – Salt Line and Canal to your Itinerary

    Alsager Series No. 5 – Salt Line and Canal

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    Walking Route

    Add Alsager Series No. 5 – Salt Line and Canal to your Itinerary

    Alsager

    This route, devised by Alsager Chamber of Trade, is one a series of walks in the Alsager area. The walks have been published in leaflets entitled ‘It’s all about Alsager - Walking Maps of Alsager’.

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