Along The Canal

Middlewich - Barbridge

Trent and Mersey Canal (Wardle Lock Branch)
From Middlewich Junction to:
	Wardle Lock No 4
Junction of Trent and Mersey Canal, Wardle Lock Branch and Shropshire Union Canal, 
Middlewich Branch
	1 furlong, 1 lock 	
Shropshire Union Canal (Middlewich Branch)
From Wardle Lock No 4 to:
	Minshullhill Bridge No 14
Church Minshull a quarter of a mile west. 
Often called Minshull Mill Bridge but a discussion in uk.rec.waterways 
in March 2009 established the "correct" name.
Cross Lane
	5 miles, ¾ furlongs, 1 lock 	
	River Weaver Aqueduct 	1 mile, 2¼ furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Aqueduct Marina 	3 furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Cholmondeston Lock Bridge No 5
Pronounced Churmston
Winsford road
	1 mile, 6¾ furlongs, 1 lock 	
	Barbridge Junction
Junction with Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch
	1 mile, 3¼ furlongs, 1 lock 	
Totals

Total distance is 10 miles, 1 furlong and 4 locks. 
There are at least 3 small aqueducts or underbridges.

This is made up of 10 miles, 1 furlong of narrow canals; 4 narrow locks.
This will take 4 hours and 51 minutes. 
For calculation purposes this is taken as 1 day.

Middlewich

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Aqueduct Marinadiesel for sale, gas for sale, coal for sale, boatyard pump-out and laundrette.The Galley cafe is open all week 9am – 4pm except Friday late opening 9am – 8pm

Barbridge

Barbridge Junctionrubbish disposal and water point.You can wind here.
The Olde Barbridge Inn An initial report is that the food is excellent but not inexpesive
The Jolly Tar PHMooring is not that convenient either and I confess to have never entered its portal! The Barbridge Arms just along a bit, in the same direction we are looking towards Nantwich, is a much more boater user friendly establishment.

Barbridge - Willey Moor

Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal)
From Barbridge Junction to:
	Hurleston Junction
Junction of Llangollen Canal and Shropshire Union Main Line
	1 mile, 2½ furlongs, 0 locks 	
Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)
From Hurleston Junction to:
	Hurleston Bottom Lock No 1 	¼ furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Burland Bridge No 6
Also called Wrexham Bridge. Burland Village
Wrexham Road (A534)
	1 mile, 4½ furlongs, 4 locks 	
	Swanley Marina 	2¼ furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Wrenbury Lift Bridge No 20
Wrenbury Village a quarter of a mile southeast
	4 miles, 3½ furlongs, 5 locks 	
	Marbury Lock No 10
Marbury village ½ a mile south
	2 miles, 0 locks 	
	Willey Moor Lock Footbridge 	2 miles, 2½ furlongs, 2 locks 	
Totals

Total distance is 11 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 11 locks. There are at least 3 moveable bridges.

This is made up of 10 miles, 5 furlongs of narrow canals; 1 mile, 2½ furlongs of broad canals; 11 narrow locks.
This will take 7 hours, 8 minutes which is 1 day, 8 minutes at 7 hours per day. For calculation purposes this is taken as 1 day. 

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Willey Moor - Ellesmere Branch Junction

Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)
From Willey Moor Lock Footbridge to:
	Grindley Brook Bridge No 28 	1 mile, 3¾ furlongs, 2 locks 	
	Grindley Brook Top Lock No 16
Top of Grindley Brook Lower Locks
	1½ furlongs, 2 locks 	
	Grindley Brook Staircase Locks No 17 to 19 	¾ furlongs, 1 lock 	
	Whitchurch Branch Junction
Junction of Whitchurch Branch with Llangollen Canal
	1 mile, ½ furlongs, 3 locks 	
	Whixall Moss Junction
Junction of Shropshire Union Prees Branch with Llangollen Canal
	5 miles, 4¾ furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Blake Mere 	5 miles, 4 furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Ellesmere Branch Junction 	1 mile, ¾ furlongs, 0 locks 	
Totals

Total distance is 15 miles and 8 locks. There are at least 5 moveable bridges and and 1 tunnel.

This is made up of 15 miles of narrow canals; 8 narrow locks.
This will take 8 hours, 17 minutes which is 1 day, 1 hour and 17 minutes at 7 hours per day. For calculation purposes this is taken as 1 day. 

Grindley brook

Grindley brook The village is famous for a number of things, if you have ever driven through it then it is famous for two bad bends by the pub! But it must be most famous for the fact that the Ellesmere canal, known to most of us as the Llangollen canal, passes right through the village, climbing as it goes first through three conventional locks set in the most beautiful of surroundings and then as it plunges under the main A41 road it opens immediately into the famous three chamber staircase lock.

The locks attract visitors by canal and by car and foot, and the services within the village have grown up to supply their needs, shops, pubs, garage, and caravan site. There can be few more tranquil or interesting places to park a caravan than by the Llangollen canal at Grindley Brook.

For the boater there are all the usual BWB services, water, sewage disposal, moorings and a turning point as well as private moorings and boat repairs available near the top lock.

Ellesmere Branch Junction - Llangollen

Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)
From Ellesmere Branch Junction to:
	Frankton Junction
Junction of Llangollen and Montgomery Canals
	3 miles, 3¼ furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Chirk Aqueduct (North end)
The English - Welsh Border runs across the middle of the aqueduct
	7 miles, 2 locks 	
	Chirk Pool
Large basin between Chirk Tunnel and Aqueduct
	¾ furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Chirk Tunnel (South end) 	½ furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Chirk Tunnel (North end) 	2 furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Whitehouses Tunnel (South end) 	1 mile, 2¼ furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (South end) 	1 mile, 5¾ furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (North end) 	1¼ furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Ruabon Branch Junction 	¼ furlongs, 0 locks 	
	Siambr Bridge No 45
Llangollen - last winding point for craft over 10 feet in length
Wharf Hill
	4 miles, 5¾ furlongs, 0 locks 	
Totals

Total distance is 18 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 2 locks. There are at least 2 moveable bridges of which 1 is usually left open; 1 small aqueduct or underbridge; 2 tunnels and 2 major aqueducts.

This is made up of 18 miles, 5¾ furlongs of narrow canals; 2 narrow locks.
This will take 8 hours, 2 minutes which is 1 day, 1 hour and 2 minutes at 7 hours per day. For calculation purposes this is taken as 1 day.

You have asked for the trip to be done in one day so no overnight stopping places have been calculated.



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