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Life on a narrowboat can be as peaceful as it is idyllic BUT you need to understand the pros, cons, highs, lows, and day to day logistics in living on England's inland waterways. Let me help you find out all you need to know before you commit to what could be a very expensive mistake.


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Uplands Basin Marina

Uplands Basin Marina provides safe and secure moorings for 120 boats in a beautiful peaceful setting in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. Situated next to the top of the Anderton Boat Lift, it gives direct access to 14 miles of lock free cruising on the Trent & Mersey Canal along the spectacularly beautiful Weaver Valley, from Middlewich in the South to the stop lock at Preston Brook in the North. It also affords easy access via the Boat Lift on to the River Weaver.

The marina is surrounded by forestry and Marbury Country Park, providing over 40 miles of country walks.

The Visitor Centre for the Anderton Boat Lift is right alongside the Marina, and offers a modern interactive exhibition centre, focusing upon the lift’s history and the people who worked on and around it. The exhibition is colour coded to specific themes, with a high interactive content and an entertaining cinematic centrepiece. The lift control centre is located within the exhibition, enabling visitors to get up close and personal with the lift on its busy daily schedule. Upstairs in the new Visitor Centre is a cafe.

Uplands Basin Marina

Uplands Basin Marina

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Uplands Basin Marina provides safe and secure moorings for 120 boats in a beautiful peaceful setting in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. Situated next to the top of the Anderton Boat Lift, it gives direct access to 14 miles of lock free cruising on the Trent & Mersey Canal along the spectacularly beautiful Weaver Valley, from Middlewich in the South to the stop lock at Preston Brook in the North. It also affords easy access via the Boat Lift on to the River Weaver.
The marina is surrounded by forestry and Marbury Country Park, providing over 40 miles of country walks.
The Visitor Centre for the Anderton Boat Lift is right alongside the Marina, and offers a modern interactive exhibition centre, focusing upon the lift’s history and the people who worked on and around it. The exhibition is colour coded to specific themes, with a high interactive content and an entertaining cinematic centrepiece. The lift control centre is located within the exhibition, enabling visitors to get up close and personal with the lift on its busy daily schedule. Upstairs in the new Visitor Centre is a cafe.
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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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