Calveley L1 Leisure

Calveley is a small Georgian village that lies 5 miles northwest of Nantwich in Cheshire. The moorings provide boaters with great opportunities to explore the full extent of the Shropshire Union Canal (or 'Shroppie' as it's known). The deep cuttings and high embankments which characterise this part of the canal network can be enjoyed for miles along with stunning sweeping views towards the Welsh Marshes.

Some local amenities can be found in the small village of Calverley with a wider choice of restaurants, pubs, and shops available in Nantwich.

In total, the Trust manages 29 moorings in Calverley which are spread across three areas, some sited on the towpath and some against the off-side bank.

Site Facilities
Car Parking Drinking Water Elsan Disposal Refuse Disposal
Nearest Road

The site is off of the A51, immediately south of Bridge 104. To reach the site from Nantwich, proceed north on the A51 through Hurleston and Barbridge. The access track is on the left, past a small industrial estate and opposite the Davenport Arms. Take the turn on the left, before Bridge 104, into the car park.

To reach the site from Chester, take the A51 south (signed Tarporley) to the junction with the A49. Turn right onto the A49 and proceed to the traffic lights at Four Lane Ends, Red Fox pub is on right. Go straight on at the traffic lights (A51 signed Nantwich). Calveley is approximately three miles from the traffic lights with the turning onto the access track on the right, opposite the Davenport Arms.

Nearest Station


Nearest Town


Additional Information

Facilities are on the towpath side of the canal, are provided by and under the control of the local waterway, do not form part of the mooring agreement, and are for the use of all CRT customers.

Car parking is available on the towpath side. An open car park provided by the local waterway, moorers can use it on a first-come first-served basis. the car park entrance can be secured by a locked gate which requires a CRT key.

Mooring rings are not installed on this section of the mooring so mooring pins are required. There is the option to chain against the metal piling.

Access to the site is along an unmarked track leading from the car park. Pedestrian access is through a half gate secured by a CRT padlock.

There is a Canal & River Trust operational depot at Calveley. There is also a cheese factory is nearby and the factory fans can be heard on parts of the site.

This is a leisure site and is determined by us to be a mooring site for the storage of boats between leisure use, customers may well spend weekends on this site, and occasionally longer periods, but it is not sold as, or intended to be suitable for long term residential use. This site does not have local authority planning consent for residential use, neither does it have the level of facilities and service expected of such a mooring. As such the offer that we have is only intended to meet the needs of a leisure boater.

Shropshire Union Canal
Car Parking
Unregulated - Unsecured
Facilities Block
Gated Access
BW Key
Viewing Arrangements

The site is open and there are no special viewing arrangements

  • Car Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Elsan Disposal
  • Pump Out
  • Refuse Disposal
  • Showers
  • Toilets
Leanne Higham
07770 610213 or 0303 040 40 40