Canal Boating Holidays - Shropshire Union Canal Guide
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Shropshire Union Canal Canal Location and Basic Information
The beginning of the Shropshire Union Canal is at Autherley Junction - Categories contents are listed from the beginning of the canal, canal branch or canal arm
Autherley Junction (Terminus) - Junction with the Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal - Main Line
Norbury Junction - Junction with the Disused Shrewsbury, Newport and Trench branches
Barbridge Junction - Junction with the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal
Tower Wharf Junction - Junction with the Remnants of the Chester Canal (restricted passage) - Leading to the River Dee (restricted navigation)
Ellesmere Port (Terminus) - Junction with the Manchester Ship Canal (restricted passage)
BW Boaters Facilities on the Shropshire Union Canal
Official Moorings - Many supplied by The Shropshire Union Canal Society:
After Pendeford Bridge 4 - Bilbrook - Close to Pendeford Mill Nature Reserve
Elsan / Sewage Point
Self Service Pump Out
Main Cities, Towns and Villages along the Shropshire Union Canal Canal
Brewood, Staffordshire - Canalside pub, Shops within half a mile
Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire - Canalside pub - Shops within half a mile
Gnosall, Staffordshire - Canalside pubs - Shops within half a mile
Market Drayton, Shropshire - Pub close to canal - Town centre shops within 1 mile - Bus on the hour from Talbot Inn off Bridge 62
Audlem, Cheshire - Canalside pubs - Village shops within half a mile
Nantwich, Cheshire - Town centre shops within 1 mile - Bus stop below aqueduct
Christleton, Cheshire - Canalside pubs - Sainsbury's Supermarket half a mile from Christleton Bridge 122 by The Old Trooper (Harvester Restaurant) - Village shop within half a mile
Chester, Cheshire - Canalside pubs - City centre shops within half a mile - Tesco Supermarket and Iceland Store within 100yds of The Frog and Nightingale at Cow Lane Bridge 123E
Narrowboat Holiday Hire on the Shropshire Union Canal Canal - Part of The Four Counties Cruising Ring
Shropshire Union Canal Boat Hire
Cruiser Holiday Hire on the Shropshire Union Canal Canal
Shropshire Union Canal Canal Day Boat Hire
Charter Boats That Cruise The Shropshire Union Canal Canal
Hotel Boats That Cruise The Shropshire Union Canal Canal
Shropshire Union Canal Canal Trip Boats
Shropshire Union Canal Canal Restaurant Boats
Shropshire Union Canal Restaurant Boats
L' eau-T Cuisine, Restaurant Cruises, Mill Hotel, Chester.
Right on the old Chester Canal Branch, part of the Shropshire Union Canal.
Renowned for "Roman High Tea Cruises", Luncheon cruises and Dinner cruises, aboard the widebeam canal craft that reaches Roman parts of Chester that no other transport does!
During your 1 hour Roman High Tea Cruise you will be served your choice of tea or coffee and a selection of sandwiches and cakes.
Roman High Tea Cruise will commence 16.00 daily, you will be required to be at the hotel for 15.45 ready for 16.00 boarding. Pre booking is essential, as a minimum of 20 guest booked is required for the cruiser to sail. (2009 - Roman High Tea Cruises - £10.00pp)
Tel: 01244 350035
Shropshire Union Canal Canalside Pubs and Restaurants
Brewood, Staffordshire - The Bridge Inn, Brewood Bridge 14, above canal level
Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire - The Hartley Arms, Tavern Bridge 19, above canal level.
Gnosall, Staffordshire - The Boat Inn, Boat Inn Bridge 34 / The Navigation, Gnosall Bridge 35
Norbury Junction, Staffordshire - Junction Inn, Bridge 38 popular canalside pub / Old Wharf Tea Room, Norbury Wharf
Anchor Bridge 42 - Anchor, Canalside PH
Shebdon, Staffordshire - Wharf Inn, by aqueduct, below canal level.
Goldstone Bridge 55 - The Wharf Tavern - canalside pub.
Market Drayton, Shropshire - The Talbot, close to the canal, east of Newcastle Street Bridge 62
Audlem, Cheshire - Bridge Inn PH, Audlem Bridge 78, above canal level / Shroppie Fly PH, historic canalside pub above Audlem Lock N0.13
Nantwich, Cheshire - Fish and Chips 400mtrs town direction from Nantwich Aqueduct
Barbridge, Cheshire - The Old Barbridge Inn, after Bremilow's Bridge 100 opposite towpath, canalside pub with patron's moorings / The Jolly Tar PH, opposite Barbridge Junction away from canal on Nantwich Road (A51T)
Calveley, Cheshire - The Goldmine Bar and Grill, 400mtrs east from Calveley Bridge 104
Bate's Mill Bridge 109 - The Shady Oak PH, canalside pub with patron's moorings
Crow's Nest Bridge 113 - The Poacher's Pocket PH 500mtrs west of canal
Christleton, Cheshire - After Bridge 120 The Cheshire Cat canalside but no canal view / At Christleton Bridge 122 The Old Trooper (Harvester Restaurant), canalside but restricted canal views.
Chester, Cheshire - The Bridge PH between Tarvin Lock and Chemistry Lock / The Old Harkers Arms by City Road Bridge 123B / The Mill Hotel before Bridge 123D / The Frog and Nightingale at Cow Lane Bridge 123E very popular canalside pub / Telford's Warehouse after Bridge 123L Overlooking Chester Canal Basin, popular (noisy) historic canalside pub
Places to visit and things to do or see on the Shropshire Union Canal
Pendeford Mill Nature Reserve - Due to the extremely sensitive environmental nature of the reserve, all visits must be booked in advance - Please telephone the Warden, Paul Coxill on 01902 397640 or 01902 551155 for more details.
Wheaton Aston Village - Shops / Pubs
Woodseaves Cutting, between Cheswardine Bridge 56 and Hollings Bridge Bridge 58, Woodseaves Cutting is a very deep cutting mostly through solid rock
Market Drayton Historic 'Gingerbread' town and museum
Hack Green, Secret Nuclear Bunker, 300mtrs from Burrows Bridge 85
Nantwich Historic 'Salt' town and museum
Beeston Iron Lock - Thomas Telford's solution to lightening the building load on a sandy substrate.
Beeston Castle - About 1km from Wharton's Lock (48hr moorings)
Chester City - Roman City Walls, Amphitheatre and Museum - River Dee boat trip
Northgate Staircase Locks, Chester - Cut out of the solid bedrock
Cheshire Oaks Retail Village - MAP - (mooring south of Stanney Mill Bridge No.141)
Blue Planet Aquarium - Longlooms Road, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 9LF - 0151 357 8804 - (mooring south of Stanney Mill Bridge No.141)
Coliseum Leisure Park (mooring north of Weavers Bridge No.142)
Ellesmere Port Boat Museum - One of three National Boat Museums
Chandlers on the Shropshire Union Canal
Norbury Wharf, Norbury, Staffordshire
Nantwich Canal Centre, Nantwich Basin, Nantwich, Cheshire - 01270 625122
Shropshire Union Canal Boatyards and Marinas with Diesel
Napton Narrowboats, Autherley Stop Lock, Autherley Junction
Turner's Garage, Wheaton Aston, Tavern Bridge 19 - Probably the cheapest red diesel on the canal system!
Norbury Wharf, Norbury Junction, Staffordshire
Betton Mill Wharf, Market Drayton, before Betton Bridge 63 CLOSED / FOR SALE
Nantwich Canal Centre, Nantwich Basin
Tattenhall Marina, after Dutton's Bridge 112
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