The start of one of the most popular waterways for cruising, it is largely rural in its surroundings but with some hot spots.

Situated in Nantwich, the Hurleston Junction with the main Shropshire Union has a great width and the canal passes under an ancient road bridge before ascending the Hurleston Locks numbering four.

The navigation then enters a quiet rural stretch with a few locks, before entering the highly popular staircase locks at Grindley Brook.

Here, a splendid canal side café enables you to relax and watch the world of boaters go by negotiating the staircase with lock keeper assistance. Aa light lunch or snack at the café completes a great experience!


Below the map below  is a gallery of photos I took along this stretch.

The map shows where each photo was taken. In the Title Bar click Google Map Display open 2 to display a key of locations then Google Map Display close to close it.

To view photos:
1. Display an enlarged gallery – Left Click on an image – use the large side arrows to move between images – Left Click outside an image or press ESC to close the enlarged gallery.
View a larger version of a single image in a separate page – Right Click on the image then Left Click on “Open link in new tab” or “Open link in new window”.