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The Weaver Navigation

Find everything you need to know about boating on the Weaver Navigation. 

Current Weaver Restrictions

CRT are currently experiencing difficulties with the swing bridge over Vale Royal Lock. Therefore navigation through the lock is currently closed until further notice. 

Boaters can still navigate up through Hunts and wind below Vale Royal. Alternatively, there is a nice mooring below Vale Royal to spend the night. 

Official Notice here.

The bin pontoon has been removed from the Canal & River Trust Repair Yard in Northwich. CRT are re-locating the bins and we'll update once this is complete.

Update 15th August 2023: The bins have been relocated at the Town Bridge site.

Location: Weaver Navigation - Anderton Boat Lift
Starts At: Anderton Boat Lift
Ends At: Anderton Boat Lift

Monday 6 November 2023 08:00 until Monday 11 December 2023 16:00

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Maintenance

Original message:

Following a busy summer and in preparation for next year the Trust would like to take the opportunity to carry out essential maintenance that couldn’t be completed during normal operations of the Boat Lift. We will be aiming to undertake this work during our winter stoppage programme between the dates of 6th November 2023 and 11th December 2023. The boat lift is a unique structure, and we will be using specialist support from our contractors along with our teams, so we are able to deliver this programme within this time and have the navigation back open on the 11th December, in time for Christmas.