Bunbury Lock, Bunbury, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9QB
Bunbury is an ideal starting point for no less then four routes on your voyage of discovery, which includes the ancient city of Chester, the Middlewich branch, the Llangollen Canal and the Shropshire Union Canal.
We have a large fleet of boats cruising from Bunbury, our base set within the heart of rural Cheshire, next to the well-known ‘Bunbury Staircase Lock’.
There’s a choice of short and long breaks, which will take in the glorious English countryside through Cheshire and Shropshire or even the delights of North Wales.
Cruising north you’ll be heading for Chester – old enough to make your spine tingle, yet young enough in spirit to be effortlessly fashionable. Small enough to explore easily on foot, but big enough to be wonderfully cosmopolitan. They are big on river culture here, so you’ll find you’ll be catered for impeccably with a host of high quality bars and restaurants. And of course, you can always take your little monkeys to wonderful Chester Zoo! Carry on cruising further north again and you’ll reach Ellesmere Port, where the history of the canals began. Or take the Shropshire Union Canal (the ‘Shroppie’) south with not a city in sight; bear off down the Middlewich Branch and cruise to the world famous Anderton Boat Lift. It’s the world’s first and the UK’s only working boat lift. Time travel through the unique structure on board the Edwin Clark trip boat, journeying between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal high above.
With an additional seven miles of The Montgomery Canal also recently restored, a cruise along ‘The Monty’ is a must for conservation and wildlife enthusiasts. With its ‘Site of Special Scientic Interest’ and “Special Area of Conservation in Wales” awards, this canal is cherished for its exceptional beauty.
For further information please consult the Pearson (P) or Nicholson (N) Guides indicated above and found here.