Saltersford Locks


WALK A - DUTTON to COMBERBACH (11.5 miles)

We take the opportunity to visit two of Cheshire's waterways, the Trent & Mersey Canal and the River Weaver. We start above the canal tunnel at Dutton and follow the line of air shafts before joining the canal and walk along the towpath. We then leave the canal and dropdown to the River Weaver at Dutton Locks. After walking through the lock system, we leave the river towards Dutton Hall (B Walk joins here) and then to Bartington.

At Acton Bridge we re-join the river and walk along its banks to the historic Saltersford Locks built in 1874. From here we ascend to the canal basin at Barnton village and follow the canal to the Anderton Boat Lift, time permitting, we will visit the museum and hopefully see the lift in operation. We continue along the canal to Marbury Country Park and walk through the park to Budworth Mere before finishing the walk in Comberbach village.

Sadly, Great Budworth village is inaccessible to coaches, the original end of the walk.

WALK B - from DUTTON HALL to COMBERBACH (8.5 miles)