Related Organisations

We work with other groups and organisations. Here are links to organisations that might be of interest to you. There are also links on other pages, e.g. links to different walks on the recreation page, links to river height monitors on the flooding page.


Photo: Cheshire Eye in the Eye

Canal and River Trust: Looks after 2,000 miles of canals and navigable rivers including the Weaver Navigation. Website has information on licencing, stoppages, attractions (such as Anderton), leisure activities.

Cheshire West and Chester: Our local unitary authority. As such, CWAC is a key part of economic regeneration. The council is also a Flood Risk Management Authority for the Weaver.

Environment Agency: A Flood Risk Management Authority for the Weaver (though the navigation and sluices are managed by the Canal and River Trust).

River Weaver Navigation Facebook Group: A mine of latest news and views information with great pictures.

Discover the River Weaver: a useful guide from the good people at the Northwich Drydock company.


Angling Trust: National governing body for angling

Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs: Links to Acton Bridge Cruising Club and Weaver Motor Boat Club at Sutton Weaver

Photo: Filip Mroz on Unsplash

British Canoeing: National governing body for paddle sports; membership includes river licence

British Rowing: National Governing body for rowing

Mid Cheshire SUP: Paddleboard school and club based at Winsford Flash Sailing Club (Facebook page here)

Royal Yachting Association: National governing body for all things boaty

Weaver Way: long distance footpath


See Cheshire West and Chester Council above

Photo: Cheshire Eye in the Sky

Northwich Town Council

Winsford Town Council


Cheshire Wildlife Trust: Independent wildlife trust covering Weaver Vale, with a wealth of information on their website

RSPB: National bords and wildlife organisation


Inland Waterways Association: Protecting and restoring canals and navigable rivers

The Danny: Book a cruise on a steamship with a remarkable story

Flood mitigation

Click these links to check river height:

See Cheshire West and Chester Council and the Environment Agency, above