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About Trent and Mersey Canal

The Trent & Mersey Canal was the country’s first long-distance canal. It is full of interesting features, which reflect its history. These include the Harecastle Tunnel, the lengthy lock flight known as ‘Heartbreak Hill’, and the traditional canal town of Shardlow. It is a "narrow canal" for the vast majority of its length, but at the extremities to the east of Burton upon Trent and north of Middlewich, it is a wide canal.

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Anderton Boat Lift Visitor Centre

Anderton Boat Lift Visitor Centre

5.33km from Trent and Mersey Canal

The Anderton Boat Lift is a two caisson lift lock near the village of Anderton, Cheshire, in North West England. It provides a 50-foot (15.2 m) vertical link between two navigable waterways: the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal. The structure is designated as a scheduled monument, and is included in the National Heritage List for England. It is one of only two working boat lifts in the United Kingdom; the other is the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland.

Marbury Country Park

Marbury Country Park

5.55km from Trent and Mersey Canal

Marbury Country Park is a country park in Cheshire, England. It lies in the heart of Northwich Community Woodlands, an integral part of the Mersey Forest. You can wander along the mere with splendid views over the water to the church at Great Budworth, or explore the arboretum and community orchard. Children will enjoy the play area, close to the picnic area.

Blakemere Village

Blakemere Village

6.55km from Trent and Mersey Canal

Blakemere Village is home to a unique collective of independent shops and activities, including segway and award-winning Birds of Prey experiences, a craft workshop, children’s trails, plus food and drink outlets, all set in the heart of Cheshire. Take a stroll through the nearby woodlands, enjoy the free outdoor adventure playpark or choose many daily activities including segway or the awe-inspiring Birds of Prey experiences.

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

7.19km from Trent and Mersey Canal

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse is the place to go to learn about the history of Northwich and West Cheshire. It has a large collection covering the archaeology, architecture, and industries of Cheshire from prehistory to the present. Permanent displays include a Victorian workhouse schoolroom and the Board of Guardians boardroom.

Lion Salt Works

Lion Salt Works

7.52km from Trent and Mersey Canal

A fascinating and fresh insight into the story of salt, brought to life with fun, interactive, and imaginative educational exhibits. Enjoy the 'subsiding house' and the thrill of theatrical lighting, sound, and film evoking the giant clouds of steam once produced by the site's huge salt-boiling pans. An exhibition in the former works office provides visitors with a brief survey of the history and workings of the plant which was closed down in 1986.

Delamere Forest

Delamere Forest

7.79km from Trent and Mersey Canal

Delamere Forest or Delamere Forest Park is a wood in the Cheshire West and Chester area of Cheshire, England, near the town of Frodsham. It includes 972 hectares (2,400 acres) of mixed deciduous and evergreen woodland, making it the largest area of woodland in Cheshire. The name means "forest of the lakes".

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Cheshire, a geographic and historic county and former administrative county of northwestern England. The county covers 905 square miles and has a population of around 1 million. It is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages supporting the agricultural and other industries which produce Cheshire cheese, salt, chemicals, and silk.

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