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Audlem is famous for its run of 15 locks on the Shropshire Union Canal. With its canalside pubs and attractive towpath, the walk alongside the locks is one of the finest in lowland England.

General information

Address: Audlem Mill, Shropshire Street, Audlem, Crewe, CW3 0DX

Visit time: 2-3 hours

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: The closest car park is at The Shroppie Fly (pub) or in the village centre

Toilets: At the pubs or in Audlem centre

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Walking
  • Picnic


Lock flight of 15, Audlem Mill Warehouse, market town of Audlem, Overwater Marina

Spot a boat

A good place to spot boats year round


Boat trips

  • Audlem Lass

    Water taxi operates between lock 15 and Overwater Marina

Picnic spot

There are benches at various locations between Lock 1 and 15


  • Popular walks

    There are a number of popular walks along the canal towpath


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens