Walking the lift tour

To support the national effort to keep people safe, the Walking Lift Tours will not be running until further notice. Please do check on this page for updates.

Do you dare to stand on the top of the Anderton Boat Lift?

Ever wanted to get up close and personal with the Anderton Boat Lift?

Our unique behind the scenes tour is not for the faint hearted, the tour starts in our visitor centre before you're guided out along the aqueduct, taken into the previously unseen control room and machine deck and finally out up on top of the lift! 

Book your tour

All upcoming tours have been cancelled. This is for the protection of our visitors and staff during the coronavirus outbreak.


£5 per person

Our trips are in high demand so please call our booking team now on 01606 786 777 to secure your place.

And remember

The tour is on the top of the lift so is not suitable for people with a fear of heights. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. This is a walking tour and there is a need to climb steps. The minimum age for this tour is 16 years of age.

Last date edited: 31 July 2020