The Weaver Valley Canoe Trail is a new project offering members of the
public the opportunity to explore their local waterways. In future, the trail may
expand to include additional waterways, access points and places of interest.
The first phase of the project, which is a joint initiative between British
Waterways and Cheshire West and Chester Council as part of the Weaver
Valley Partnership, is 28.5 km with an additional 5km loop on the Trent and
Mersey canal. The initial phase of the network is defined on the maps shown
on the website. Outside of these areas, agreements with land owners /
service providers are not in place, therefore we ask that you stay within the
As the network is managed by British Waterways there are licensing
requirements. As a member of the British Canoe Union or any of the home
nation governing bodies, your annual membership includes access to British
Waterways canals and rivers. We would recommend becoming a member, as
this offers many benefits, but a short term visitor licence can be purchased at
low cost from British Waterways.