David, Northwich to Anderton Boat Lift

Time to get away from the computer and get a bit of fresh air.

Northwich, River Weaver Northwich, River Weaver

Route: Northwich, Carey Park to Anderton Boat Lift

Distance: 2.2 miles (short but sweet)


  • start from the Leicester Street Carpark, enter Carey Park, turning left at the junction shortly after you enter
  • follow the path around the and take the next left heading down to the river
  • this path will take you to the Bridge over Witton Brook where you turn left again
  • there are five shallow steps at this point¬†
  • follow the path along the Weaver over a couple of wooden pipe bridges until you reach the dragonfly ponds, where you can see the boat lift
  • then follow the path up the hill and you will reach the carpark for Anderton Boat lift
  • cross the car park and you will reach the visitors centre for the Boat lift on the Trent and Mersey Canal.¬†The boat lift is just beyond the visitor centre