Marbury - Anderton Country Parks - Anderton Boat Lift

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Start at Marbury Country Park with its wildlife and wildfowl and if you wish, you can wander around a little, before enjoying the rest of this interesting and varied walk.

After the park, you wander through some beautiful woods with an exceptional variety of birds until you reach the banks of the canal, which you follow for a while. If lunch is on your mind, or simply a drink to quench your thirst, then when you reach Anderton, cross the bridge to the Stanley Arms. I can recommend both food and drink, personally!

The visitor centre at the Anderton boatlift is free to enter. You can have the unique experience of taking the trip from the visitor centre and riding the first of the boatlifts ever to be built in Europe.

England - North England - Cheshire - Canal Walk


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Nature Trail, Play Area, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
1/25/2013 - Kim Cope

Stanley arms now open again - reopened just before Christmas 2012

1/28/2012 - Barry Smith

Thanks for the comment Gordon and the rating. You just made a slight wrong turn and should have gone through the Anderton Park car park and not the boat lift car park, which is private use only. As you have highlighted a possible problem for others, I have changed the text to make it clearer. Bad news about the Stanley Arms though! I have had many good meals there sat looking over the canal. There are no alternatives nearby when the visitor center is closed in the winter, so packed lunch is the way to go now!

1/26/2012 - Gordon Robson

Lovely walk today 26th Jan, but: Anderton Lift visitors centre was closed till March. This was a shame but worse, it meant we couldn't get to point 12. There's not even a way round. Then to cap it all the Stanley Arms is 'closed till further notice'! Just bring you up to date.

3/20/2011 - Barry Smith

Glad you and your dogs enjoyed it Greg! RE-Walked this a couple of weeks ago and no changes to report except a guest beer at the pub!!

3/18/2011 - Greg Boden

Good walk for dogs, ours were off lead for approx 80% of the time, with opertunities for a swim too.

5/26/2002 - IAN RIGBY

After trying this walk with our disabled daughter, we would like to say it is not suitable for wheelchairs as it has narrow paths and steps, but there are many paths in the park that are suitable. A lovely place to visit.

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