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Anderton Marina

Anderton Marina is located by the Trent and Mersey Canal at Anderton village on the outskirts of Northwich in Cheshire and adjacent to the restored Victorian Anderton Boat Lift.
The attractive marina is well equipped with a shop selling boat spares, canal maps, guides and confectionary. On the site there are boats for sale, moorings with electric hook ups, wi fi and full marina services including a Dry Dock for out of the water repairs.
The marina is operated by ABC Leisure Group one of the leading companies on the UK canal network who have another eight marinas strategically placed around the canal network, they have an excellent reputation for building high quality bespoke narrow boats, and can provide everything for the canalboat owner, or potential owner .
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The marina is on the Cheshire Ring and provides a great variety of cruising. In one direction you have head toward Middlewich where it joins the Shropshire Union canal giving access to places like Chester or Llangollen. In the other direction you can go up on to the spectacular Pennines with the Market Town of Skipton and Bingley with its famous 5 rise locks, or into Manchester and on to places such as Sowerby Bridge or Marlpe dependant on the canal you choose.
Anderton Marina

Anderton Marina

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Paul Smith
 

After six and a half years living on a narrowboat on England's inland waterways, Paul and his wife Cynthia now wander Europe by motorhome during the winter, and on the Dutch and French waterways in the warmer months on their 32' Dutch motor cruiser.

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