Oakwood Marina is a family business venture.
The first phase of our marina development, to provide 90 canal boat moorings, is scheduled to open in April 2018.
Funding of the project is supported by a grant from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) administered via the Rural Payments Agency.
Our site is set in a beautiful tranquil rural location, yet close to amenities and main transport routes.
We look forward to welcoming you to our marina in 2018.
Our location is well positioned, on the Trent & Mersey Canal, to maximise the choice of canal cruising routes in the North West. Convenient base for cruising the circular routes of the Cheshire Ring and Four Counties Ring or for cruising there and back to Llangollen or Chester or maybe dropping onto the River Weaver, via the famous Anderton Boat lift, situated just across town (Northwich).
Once we have developed our site, please join us and take yourself on an adventure from our private marina. Embrace the local tranquillity, seek out the local features nearby or explore the network of canals and rivers at your leisure.
The nearby town of Northwich was famous historically for it's Salt Industry (with current salt museum), being the birthplace of ICI with its legacy of public buildings, it's unique timber framed buildings, railway viaducts, historic swing bridges and Anderton Boat Lift. The town of Northwich is currently being rejuvenated, with a large retail development and cinema, following the stabilisation of historically abandoned and unstable salt mines which has allowed the original shopping area to be extended.
The village of Rudheath is approx. 1.5 miles along the towpath to the North. Facilities include the Broken Cross PH, Spar, Co-op, chip shop, newsagent and off-license. The village has a Community Centre, pre school nursery, primary school and secondary school. The villages of Davenham and Lach Dennis are approx. 2 miles to the West and East.
Official opening in April 2018. Construction works to be substantially complete in Jan 2018, finishing works to follow.
Current Status - all of the jetty decks are in place (completion by mid Feb). The services building has its roof on and windows in and will be completed in the same period. Services, hard landscaping works and car parks and follow on.
Details of formal viewing days will be advised in due course.
Our marina is independent and is not connected in anyway to CRT's group of marinas, or any other marina group. Access to and from the marina from the canal is unrestricted, with no narrow entrance or bridge to navigate. The marina is on privately owned land, having no public rights of way passing through the site.