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he new quality marina on the Shropshire Union Canal near the village of Tattenhall was officially opened in July 2009
Tattenhall Marina is situated in beautiful Cheshire countryside with views of Beeston Castle and easy cruising to some of the most delightful stretches of the canal network, just seven miles from the centre of the historic city of Chester.
Boaters will enjoy the same friendly, professional marina, offering the high quality standard of facilities seen at Great Haywood, with a comfortable members lounge, showers, laundry and well equipped workshop.
The marina will create the appearance of a natural lake with soft margins and wetlands to provide habitats for aquatic birds and wildlife. Footpaths through woodland landscaping will be a special feature of Tattenhall Marina.[table id=70 /]
OverWater Marina is on the Shropshire Union Canal. It is surrounded by Cheshire farmland, overlooking the River Weaver valley and is a 15 minute walk from the vibrant canal village Audlem.
Update 6th February 2013: “Regarding the info for Overwater Marina, the quoted time to walk from the Marina into the village of Audlem is definitely wrong.We currently moor at Overwater and I regularly do the walk. It takes me 30 minutes to get to the Shroppie Fly!” NB Song of the Waterways
Audlem is a vibrant and well kept canalside village with a range of shops, tea and coffee rooms and pubs including the famous Shroppie Fly. The Audlem Mill Canal Shop runs a range of canal craft activities. A series of local walks are available from the Audlem website.
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Opened February 2009 – Aqueduct Marina is a new 147-berth marina and boatyard in Church Minshull, at the heart of Cheshire’s canal network. With long and short term moorings, slipway and boat repair facilities, the Marina offers excellent facilities in a superb rural setting.
Located on the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, this is an ideal cruising base with convenient access to both the Trent & Mersey and Llangollen Canals, along with the Cheshire and Four Counties cruising rings.
Surrounded by 100 acres of farmland networked with walking trails, the Marina will benefit from easy access to the M6, Crewe station, Chester and North Wales.