Winthorpe is currently located at Aqueduct Marina on the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union canal. The marina is two locks east of Barbridge Junction and two locks south west of the junction for the Trent & Mersey canal at Middlewich. There is an excellent choice of out and back cruising routes from the marina and the start of two of the most popular cruising rings, The Four Counties Ring and The Cheshire Ring, are nearby.
SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
Making it’s 66-mile journey from the River Mersey at Ellesmere Port, the Shropshire Union Canal offers breathtaking scenery with a fantastic line up of attractions.
66 Miles, 14 Hours, 47 Locks
THE CHESHIRE RING
Passing through five counties and along six canals in total this popular cruising route offers dramatic scenery stretching from the high peaks of the Pennies to the urban city of Manchester.
97 Miles, 55 Hours, 97 Locks
Built nearly 200 years ago, the 47-mile stretch of canal has become known as one of the most popular UK waterways for its stunning scenery and architecture including the Chirk and Pontcysyllte Aqueducts.
46 Miles, 40 Hours, 21 Locks
THE FOUR COUNTIES RING
Taking in huge swathes of rural scenery the four Counties ring provides the perfect opportunity to explore the Cheshire, Shropshire Union, Staffordshire and West Midland canals.
100 Miles, 55 Hours, 94 Locks