Anderton Boat Lift Summer Operating Times 2022


From Date: 01/04/2022 09:30

To Date: 31/10/2022 16:30 inclusive

Type: Opening Times

Is the towpath closed? No

Intersection of

Closest waterway: Weaver Navigation

Starts at: Anderton Boat Lift

Ends at: Anderton Boat Lift


Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Basin Footbridge, Anderton Boat Lift

Ends at: Basin Footbridge, Anderton Boat Lift


Anderton Boat Lift Summer Operating Times 2022

From Friday 1 April until Monday 31 October 2022, the Lift will be operating 7 days a week.

  • Friday to Wednesday – 9:30am till 4:30pm
  • Thursday – 10:45am till 4:30pm, to allow for weekly inspections

Please note, we will be carrying out monthly routine inspections on the Lift every first Thursday of the month. The Queen’s Jubilee, Thursday 2 June will be open as normal, and inspections will be carried out on Thursday 9 June 2022 instead.

Please be advised, passages on Tuesday 12 July 2022 have been suspended, subject to change. Confirmed notice will be provided nearer the time.

It is important that all boats travelling through the Lift have the correct license, a valid Boat Safety Certificate and insurance. Please make sure your details are up to date prior to booking as these will be checked during the booking sequence.

All passages must be booked in advance, we will not be able to take bookings onsite. Bookings can be made via your online account. Alternatively, you can call and book with our team by calling 0303 0404040 between Monday to Friday, 8.30am till 5pm and Saturday & Sunday, 10am till 2pm.

Next available slot on the day is free of charge, however this passage is subject to availability, otherwise, charges of passage do apply.

Please ensure that you arrive at the holding area 30 minutes before the scheduled passage.

This window gives our staff an opportunity to visually check the boat for any potential issues, and more importantly, allows time for the safety briefing to be delivered and to answer any questions that might arise.

You will be charged the full amount should you fail to turn up for your booked passage. Failing to turn up has an adverse impact on the efficiency of the Lift and our limited operational staff.

Before travel, please check our Water Level and Strong Stream Warning Page.