Calveley Towpath L1

Calveley is a small Georgian village which lies 5 miles north west of Nantwich in Cheshire. The moorings provide boaters with great opportunities to explore the full extent of the Shropshire Union Canal (or 'Shroppie' as its 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 Calveley with a wider choice of restaurants, pubs and shops available in Nantwich.

In total, the Trust manages 29 moorings in Calveley 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 and are for the use of all boaters.

Limited car parking is available on the towpath side. The car park entrance can be secured by a locked gate which requires a CRT key.

Mooring rings are installed but mooring pins may be required dependant on boat length and spacing of rings.

Access to the site is along an unmarked track passing in front of the facilities building.

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.

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

No restrictions - towpath open to public use

  • Car Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Elsan Disposal
  • Pump Out
  • Refuse Disposal
  • Showers
  • Toilets
Lisa Shaw
07900 051972 or 0303 040 40 40