Oakwood Marina is a family business venture.
Our marina development, to provide 90 canal boat moorings, had our official opening weekend on the 11th and 12th august. It was a wonderful weekend with the weather just about on our side, thank you to all those who came and supported us. All are welcome to drop in and take a look.
Our tea room is now open for anyone wanting to rest a while during their visit, we have a number of boats in situ who joined us early. We have also taken advance bookings for over a third of our mooring capacity far sooner then we expected. There is still plenty of room for anyone who wishes to join us.
Its taken a long time, for one reason or other and we still have bits to do like providing a formal entrance but we are nearly there and have appointed a marina manager who will take up the reins from 25th August to ensure everyone who joins us is welcomed and catered for.
Funding of the project is supported by a grant from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) administered via the Rural Payments Agency as part of European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
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). As most will know, the above is not currently possible, with the canal system having many problems along the routes mentioned and bringing a pretty miserable time for many on the canal but I am sure normal service will be restored for next year and a lovely spot is a lovely spot whatever the woes of the infrastructure we all pay to use.
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 has been 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.
The marina and tea room formally opened on the 11th August 2018.
Many Moorings have been secured in advance of our official opening, we do still however have a number of moorings available. Please contact us or come down and see us in person if you wish to enquire about a mooring
The office opening times are as follows.
Monday - 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 09:30 - 18:00
Friday - 09:30 - 18:00
Saturday - 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday - 09:30 - 17:00
Current Status - all elements are now complete except for the entrance area and surfacing of the internal road and car parks - ongoing. .People are welcome to visit us at any time but a second open day is being considered for the end of August / early September and 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.