Visitor Moorings – Shropshire Union

Shropshire Union Canal – Visitor Moorings

This information may be of benefit to those members travelling on the Shroppie en-route to the IWA Campaign Festival at Chester this year (2014) or visiting the area at other times.

Thanks to the continuous efforts of the Shropshire Union Canal Society, there are numerous recognised visitor moorings on the Shroppie, the Llangollen and the Montgomery canals, all with mooring rings set at thoughtful and workable distances. The towpath is generally very well kept at these locations and in many places there are picnic tables also provided by the society. Their efforts are very much appreciated by all boaters who travel on these waters and our congratulations and thanks go to all the members of the SUCS.

The Society has recently published a pamphlet detailing mooring locations for the benefit of all users. An extract appears below:

Shroppie Main Line

Billbrook (North of bridge 4) Stop & Shop
Brewood Park Farm (between bridges 7 and 8)
Old Lea Wharf South (South of bridge 42)
Knighton Wood (between bridges 47 & 48)
Goldstone Wharf (north of bridge 55)
Adderley (between bridge 72 and Adderley bottom lock)
Coxbank (between between locks 2 & 3 of the Audlem flight)
Coole Pilate (South of bridge 84 – leisure area)
Hack Green (south of bridge 85) “Secret” Wartime Bunker
Nantwich (South of aqueduct, towards bridge 91 – Stop & Shop)
Nantwich (North of bridge 92 – leisure area)
Hurleston (South of bridge 97)
Hurleston (North of bridge 97)
Barbridge (between the narrows and bridge 100)
Calveley (North of bridge 104)
Beeston (South of the Stone lock)
Beeston (between the Iron and Stone locks)
Beeston (opposite Chas Hardern’s boatyard)
Tiverton (South of Whartons lock)
Tiverton (South of bridge 109)
Tiverton (North of bridge 109)
Tattenhall (South of bridge 113)
Mollington ( North of bridge 131 (access to golf club walks)
Caughall (North of bridge 134)
Stanney Mill Bridge (South of bridge 141 – access to Cheshire Oaks retail park and supermarket)
Weavers Bridge (North of bridge 142-access to Coliseum leisure park)

Middlewich Branch

Cholmondeston (between bridges 4 & 5)
Sykes Hollow (between bridges 5A & 6 – Leisure area)
Weaver Aqueduct (East of bridge 9 narrows)
Church Minshull (between bridges 12 & 13)
Church Minshull (between bridges 13 & 14)
Clive Green (between bridges 21 & 22)
Clive Green (between bridges 23 & 24)
Stanthorne (between bridges 25 & 26)

Llangollen Canal

Burland (between bridges 3 & 4)
Burland (between bridges 4 & 5)
Burland (between bridges 5 & 6 – Stop & Shop)
Baddilley Hall (between bridges 12 & 13)
Wrenbury Heath (between Baddiley lock No.1 and bridge 15)
Wrenbury Church (between bridges 18 & 19 – Stop & Shop)
Wrenbury Frith (between bridges 21 & 22)
Marbury (between Marbury Lock and bridge 24)
Quoisley (between bridges 24 & 25)
Quoisley (as above, 2 sites)
Whitchurch (offside, East of lift bridge)
Whitchurch (between lift bridge and winding hole)
Tilstock Park (west of lift bridge)
Whixall (between bridges 42 & 43)
Whixall (between bridges 43 & 44)
Whixall (between bridges 45 & 46)
Hampton Bank (west of bridge 50)
Colemere (East of bridge 55)
Ellesmere (between Ellesmere services and bridge 60)
Tetchill (between bridges 62 & 63) Two sites
Tetchill (between bridges 63 & 64)
Frankton (between bridges 66 & 67)
Frankton (between bridges W1 & W2)
Frankton (between bridges W3 & W4)
Maestermyn ( between bridges W5 & W6 – The Narrow Boat pub)
Whittington (between bridges W6 & W7)
Hindford (between bridges W8 & W9)
New Marton (between bridges W12 & W13)
Rhoswell (between bridges W17 & W18)
Poachers’ Pocket (between bridges W18 & W19)
Chirk (between Chirk Tunnel & Marina)
Pentre (between Whitehouse tunnel & Bridge W26)
Cefyn Bychan (between bridge W27 & Fron Lift Bridge – Two sites)

Montgomery Canal

Weston Arm (Leisure area)
Maesbury (North of bridge 79 opposite The Navigation pub)
Maesbury (between bridge 80 & 81 – Canal Central pub)
Gronwen (between bridges 80 & 81 towards Gronwen)
Belan (below Belan bottom lock – Leisure area)
Brithdir (South of bridge 126 – The Horseshoe Inn)
Berriew (South of aqueduct – village & shops)

If you would like to join the society or make a donation, please visit: www.shropshireunion.org.uk