Surrounded by an abundance of fantastic waterways from middlewich you can explore the beauty and individuality of our county. Many of the structures are original and consequently most of them are grade ii listed.
The middlewich branch is an attractive and under rated canal with some wonderful tranquil moorings.
Middlewich canal. Two fire engines were sent out from winsford and lymm along with a line rescue unit and a. The middlewich branch of the shropshire union canal is located in cheshire in the north west of england and runs between middlewich where it joins the trent and mersey canal and barbridge junction where it joins the main line of the shropshire union canal it is 10 miles 16 km long and was planned as part of the chester canal which was authorised in 1772 but the company ran out of. Click on the links below to take you to our individual websites.
Middlewich is famous for its canals and is the proud home of two narrowboat companies. Take a cycle down the towpath and keep an eye out for passing boats go for a leisurely stroll along the canalside and discover the historic canal junction or enjoy a relaxing boat trip be sure to keep an eye out for. Middlewich is a town in the unitary authority of cheshire east and the ceremonial county of cheshire england it is 19 2 miles 30 9 km east of the city of chester 2 9 miles 4 7 km east of winsford 5 3 miles 8 5 km southeast of northwich and 4 7 miles 7 6 km northwest of sandbach the population of the town at the 2011 census was 13 595.
Hundreds of fish were saved by the installation of aeration equipment overnight on friday to increase oxygen levels in the canal water after a small. With generous services and a central cheshire location middlewich is the premium destination for canal rentals. A seagull had to be rescued from a canal in middlewich on monday evening.
The canal crosses the river weaver over an aqueduct as it approaches the village of church minshull which can be accessed between bridge 14 and 15. The trent mersey canal constructed in 1777 cuts through the eastern part of the town centre whilst the middlewich branch of the shropshire union canal opened in 1829 cuts through the southern part of the town linking up with the trent mersey via britain s shortest canal the wardle branch which was opened in september 1833. The canal follows a delightful rural route through cheshire farmland with a short urban section near the junction at middlewich.
Read on to find. Quick action by the canal and river trust has prevented a major natural disaster on the middlewich branch of the shropshire union canal near middlewich. A canal and river trust spokesman said.
We provide you with a comprehensive range of services for canal boating from re blacking to a complete new boat. Firefighters were sent out to the trent and mersey canal near booth lane at 6 15pm following reports of a seagull with a stuck wing. The middlewich canal centre is the home for a family owned group of companies.
The historic town of middlewich located alongside the trent mersey canal is the ideal place for a family afternoon out and a great place to explore your local waterways.