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07-08-2013 : CIRCUS WORKSHOP AT THE ANDERTON BOAT LIFT

Whilst on your Canal Boat Holiday pop along to the Anderton Boat Lift Visitor Centre and join in the fun at the circus skills workshop.

Learn new skills such as plate spinning, juggling, stilt walking and unicycling.

The Anderton Boat Lift and visitor centre is right along side our Canal Boat Holiday base at Anderton in Cheshire.

The Anderton Boat Lift is perched on the banks of the River Weaver, it was built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to lift cargo boats the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent And Mersey Canal.

It was built when the salt industry was still an important part of the Cheshire way of life the lift provided a direct link between the canal and river in a bid to make both waterways more profitable.

Take a picnic to to the nearby park which was converted from industrial wasteland.

The Anderton Nature Park is now a wildlife haven and there are many walks to enjoy.

Follow the trail posts with information about the flowers and plants which can be found in that area.

Unusual plants thrive in the salt, lime and ash clinker conditions, hemlock and the great willow herb grow in the wet soil along the river.

Whilst cruising the Trent And Mersey Canal navigate the 1,300 foot long Saltersford Tunnel near Northwich.

The builders did not quite succeed in meeting in the middle the result is that there is a kink in the tunnel.

The Saltersford Tunnel is thought to be one of the most haunted tunnels on the canal system and Canal Boat men of old, who knew of its reputation, would not to tackle the tunnel alone .

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
 
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