Canal Moorings in Cheshire

Oakwood Marina Decking

Oakwood Marina is a family business venture.

Our initial marina development of moorings, canalside facilities and a tea room opened on 11th August 2018.

Thank you to all those who came and supported us then and since and we look forward to welcoming old and new faces through 2019.

Our tea room was open for boaters and those who just like to get out into the countryside, taking their dog for a walk in the fields or just to sit and watch the boats drift-by.

We have just a few mooring spaces left.

However, if you see what appears to be construction work being undertaken on our land, it will be contractors working on the HS2 project, as part of their ground investigation phase. Please note, this has nothing to do with us and we have no control over it. It feels like having salt rubbed into an open wound, while we are not able to trade or let guests onto our land but have to let HS2 come on and prepare to take our land. Hardly an essential service.

Our site is set in a beautiful tranquil rural location, yet close to amenities and main transport routes. Hopefully we get back to be able to enjoy it for a while before its trashed by the arrival of HS2 construction works.

We look forward to welcoming you to our marina hopefully sometime in 2020.

Treasured Experiences

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).  

Around & About

The nearby town of Northwich was famous historically for its 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.

Marina And Amenities

The marina and tea room formally opened on the 11th August 2018. We are situated along the cycle route 573.

The office opening times are as follows.
Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Tea Room opening times are as follows:
Monday 10.00 - 16.00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10.00 - 16.00
Friday 10.00 - 16.00
Saturday 10.00 - 16.00
Sunday 10.00 - 16.00

Current Status - Toilets, showers and laundry are open.  Fuel and pump out facilities currently provided by Hassall.

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.

Contact Oakwood Marina on 01606 331961 for a relaxing escape to the countryside in our marina for mooring your canal or narrow boat. You are also able to reach us via email at