Cheshire Boating Holidays

Anderton Marina is one of the most northerly of our English bases with access to Cheshire, the remote and beautiful Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the Trent and Mersey. A local feature nearby is one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterway, the Anderton Boat Lift, and there is an on-site licensed restaurant, The Moorings.

Phone: 01606 79642
Phone to book: 0330 3330 590 (Free UK calls)
Address: Uplands Rd, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6AJ
Berths: 2-12

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Nicholson: N5, N4
Lockmaster: L5, L10, L8
Pearsons: P4, P5, P9, P3

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Anderton Marina Boat Hire


Anderton Marina is located in the North West of England and it is ideal for cruising the Trent & Mersey and The Cheshire Ring.

We have 12 boats available from Anderton Marina across 10 different styles and lengths capable of sleeping from 2 to 12 people. 

The Anderton Boat Lift

Located close to the marina is the Anderton Boat Lift, one of the seven wonders of the waterways. The lift was constructed in 1875 and was a first of its kind.

The Anderton lift was closed for a time due to disrepair, but re-opened again in 2002 after an extensive restoration process.

Learn more about the Anderton Boat Lift from our fantastic blog.

Directions to Anderton Marina



From the M6 junction with the M56, take the M56 (West). Exit the M56 at junction 10. Take the A559 (signed Northwich) for 3 miles. Turn right (signed Comberbach and Anderton Boat Lift). Continue through Comberbach and past Marbury Country Park towards Anderton. The marina is on the left, 1/4 mile after the Anderton village sign. 


From Manchester Airport: Take a taxi to the boatyard. Please contact the taxi companies directly for an estimated fare.




From Manchester: Take the train to Northwich station. From London and the south: Take the train to Crewe and then change for the service to Hartford station.

From Northwich or Hartford stations: Take a taxi to the marina. If there are no taxis waiting, information on taxi firms can be found at the payphone at the station..


Here are some useful resources for information regarding Anderton Marina.

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Want to book a canalboat trip with ABC Boat Hire? Get in touch with our friendly team who will combine their knowledge of all the cruising options to help you to choose your ideal boating holiday.

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Featured Routes

Featured routes from Anderton Marina, Cheshire

Chester or Ellesmere and return

This is a boating holiday for anyone who wants to escape to Cheshire's best countryside in the company of wildlife and nature. But it's also the story of salt, Romans, lost treasure, civil war, the amazing National Waterways Museum and the boat lift hailed as a masterpiece of engineering!

The Cheshire Ring

This Ring takes in parts of the Trent & Mersey Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Ashton Canal, Peak Forest Canal and all of the Macclesfield Canal. The route from Anderton encounters several tunnels and aqueducts, countless lift bridges, swing bridges and snake bridges, and 92 locks - can be done in 7 to 14 days depending on experience.

The Four Counties Ring

From Anderton you will need to travel down to Middlewich to join the ring. This is one of the more rural cruising rings taking you through the counties of Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire andthe West Midlands.

The Pennine Ring

The recently restored Huddersfield Narrow Canal crosses the Pennines to complete the fantastic Pennine Ring. 


Short Breaks

The following are suggested routes for short break canal holidays from Anderton Marina

Beeston or Nantwich and return

This route is a tranquil taste of Cheshire's stress-free countryside and in a seamless twist of the water it leads you to an encounter with one of the most spectacular manmade marvels of engineering along Britain's waterways.

Lymm & Return

This short route is a leisurely cruise with tunnels, an aqueduct and views to slow down for. Expect surprising sightseeing - from the iron excitement of seeing the Anderton Boat lift, to a fantasy adventure in the birthplace of Alice in Wonderland.

River Weaver via Anderton Boat Lift and return

A stunning feat of 19th Century engineering, the Anderton boat lift carries two boats at a time hydraulically, one up and one down. At the centre of the Cheshire salt-making region, the River Weaver is steeped in industrial history, yet bristling with wildlife and beautiful scenery.


Featured Boats

Featured Boats from Anderton Marina, Cheshire

Six to eight berth Boats

Alvechurch Gull

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft

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Alvechurch Lark

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft (63ft from Falkirk)

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Alvechurch Thrush

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft

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Alvechurch Warbler

Max: 8 People

Length: 69ft

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Two to Five berth Boats

Alvechurch Heron

Max: 5 People

Length: 58ft

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Alvechurch Bunting

Max: 5 People

Length: 47ft

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Alvechurch Wren

Max: 4 People

Length: 49ft

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Up to twelve berth Boats

Alvechurch Tern

Max: 10 People

Length: 70ft

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Alvechurch Swan

Max: 12 People

Length: 70ft

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