On this cruise you will leave Anderton Boat lift on a picturesque cruise along the River Weaver taking in many of the historic sights - we sell guidebooks for £5 on all our cruises to give you as much detail on the route as you would like. Details on the cruise route can be seen here
Your departure point is Anderton Boat Lift where we ask you to park and our coach transfer will return you to your car. Full details will be on your ticket/confirmation.
Anderton Boat lift opened in 1875 to transfer narrow boats the 50ft between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal - today the traffic is mainly pleasure craft. The area is a scheduled monument and award-winning visitor destination.
Other highlights on the route are Anderton Basin - where barges and small sea-going ships carried chemicals, coal, and salt as well china clay, and pottery via the canal, Winnington works - still operational, but under major re-development, Winnington Swing Bridge - the smallest of the river’s five swing bridges, and electrically operated since 1909, Wallerscote Island the site of the former soda ash plant recently demolished to make way for housing. The course of the original river is behind the island.
Other highlights will be Barnton Sluice and Weir, Barnton Cut and the tree lined Weaver Valley. Saltersford Locks (1877) - the old course of the river meanders south of the Weaver Navigation between here and Winnington. Acton Bridge, Dutton Locks, Dutton Viaduct, Pickering’s O’ the Boat, Frodsham cut, Weston Canal which joined the Weaver Navigation to Weston Point Docks (Runcorn) • Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge (1926), which carries the A56, adjacent to the Danny's Sutton Weaver berth. • Frodsham - railway viaduct (1850).
Join us on a picturesque cruise from ANDERTON BOAT LIFT and enjoy a unique view of the River Weaver as we head towards Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge. We sell guidebooks on all our cruises for £5 so you can learn about all the highlights along the way and learn more about the River Weaver history as well as the interesting nature you will see. More cruise details can also be found here
You will find The Danny berthed at Anderton Boat lift and our coach transfer will return you, Full details will be given on your tickets/ confirmation.
We are pleased to present a cruise hosted by Nantwich Gin and the team from Cheshire Botanicals. The cruise will include x2 (maybe 3) tastings of Nantwich Gin and a talk, the gin will also be served in the bar throughout the cruise (other drinks are available).
The cruise will offer an ideal introduction for anyone keen to learn more about gin, its history and its diversity, and will send you away with fresh knowledge and interest about the juniper-infused drink, you can also ask the team any questions about gin’s rich and wild past.
The ship’s well-stocked (and reasonably priced bar) will also be serving a selection of gins, as well as wine, beer and spirits to enjoy as you relax and take in the scenery during the unique cruise.
This is a 3 and a half hour cruise from Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge to Acton Bridge via Marsh Lock. We ask passengers to park at Anderton Boat lift where our coach transfer will take you to the ship and return you to your car. Full details on the cruise transfer will be on your ticket/confirmation. For details of what you will see on your cruise, click here