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Anderton Nature Park, Northwich

Anderton Nature Park was one of the first areas of the Northwich Woodlands to be reclaimed. It is now a haven for wildlife and in particular a favourite haunt for both keen and amateur botanists where a Wild Flower Trail can be discovered by those wanting to explore. Children and adults alike can also have fun seeking out the many art projects based around the site.

The site is adjacent to the Anderton Boat Lift. Built in 1875 and restored to full working order in 2002, the lift and visitor centre provides a unique experience. Contact the British Waterways Operations Centre for seasonal opening times on 01606 786777.


Access for all routes

Toilets, including disabled toilets (High season only)


Car parking (pay and display applies)

Picnic area

Multi-user routes

Exploring further afield:

The park sits within the Northwich Woodlands, an area of 350 hectares of parkland to explore and discover. Its network of surfaced paths provides many routes accessible to all and appeals to a variety of users including horseriders, cyclists, nature lovers and families.

The park also links in with the North Cheshire Way and a number of national cycling routes.

How to get there:

Walking or cycling: Anderton is within easy cycling distance of Northwich town centre via access at Carey Park, Leicester Street. The Rangers' office is 30mins walk.

Public transport: Train services run from Northwich. Bus services run from Northwich and Warrington. For information contact, Cheshire Traveline: 0871 200 2233.

By car: Marbury Country Park and Anderton Boat Lift are signed from Northwich centre and from Junction 10 of the M56.


The Rangers' Office,

Marbury Country Park,



CW9 6AT.

Tel: 01606 77741