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Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift Mural

Getting to The Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift is at Anderton near Northwich, Cheshire.

If you are travelling by car, it is 3.8 miles from the A556 at Davenham.  It is just over 5 miles from the M56 at Stretton, near Warrington. 

The Lift is just over two miles from the Lion Salt Works on foot. The walk takes you along the Trent and Mersey Canal, through the Marbury Country Park and the Northwich Community Woodlands.

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Your most convenient railway station is Northwich Railway Station although you may find a more convenient rail service to Hartford Railway Station

From Northwich Railway Station you can take the Warrington Borough Transport Route 46 Northwich - Barnton - Comberbach - Warrington Service.  This service run every two hours from outside Tesco's, which is adjacent to the Railway Station. Alighting at the former Anderton Post Office, the Lift is then a five minute walk away.

Alternatively you can walk to the Lift from the Railway Station.  The walk is just under two miles and takes you through Carey Park and then alongside the River Weaver.

Northwich Railway Station is on the Mid Cheshire Line - a scenic route from Chester to Manchester via Knutsford, Altrincham and Stockport.  Northern Rail operates this service.

From London and the South East take a Virgin Trains service to Stockport and change for Northwich. 

From Liverpool take the Merseyrail service to Chester and change for Northwich.

From Birmingham and the West Midlands take a Virgin Trains service to Crewe, connect with a service to Chester then change for Northwich.  If you are using a taxi from the station to the Lift consider changing at Crewe and taking the direct London Midland service to Hartford.

From Sheffield and South Yorkshire take a service to Stockport and change for Northwich.

From West Wales and Shrewsbury take the Arriva Trains Wales Manchester service and change at Stockport. If you are using a taxi from the station to the Lift consider changing at Crewe and travelling to Hartford.

From North Wales take a Virgin Trains or Arriva Trains Wales service to Chester and change for Northwich.

From Manchester Airport take a local service to Manchester and change for Northwich.

From Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which is served by Liverpool South Parkway Railway Station, take the East Midlands Trains Norwich service and change at Stockport.  If you are using a taxi from the station to the Lift consider taking the direct London Midland service to Hartford.

The toolbar above provides the Rail Timetables and details of the Local Bus services you will need.  You can also check out your trip from our Journey Planners.

The toolbar below gives you the Walking and Road routes you will need when visiting the Anderton Boat Lift.

About the Anderton Boat Lift

About Northwich

Getting Here by Train

Nearest Station

Rail Timetables

Contact Details

Anderton Boat Lift
Lift Lane
Anderton
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 6FW

Tel: 01606 786777

Fax: 01606 872903

www: Anderton Boat Lift

Local Railway Stations for Anderton Boat Lift include Northwich and Hartford.

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