Canal Moorings in Cheshire

Oakwood Marina Decking

Oakwood Marina is a family business venture.

Our initial marina development, to provide 90 canal boat moorings,  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 is open for boaters and those who just like to get out into the countryside.  Take your dog for a walk in the fields or just sit and watch the boats drift-by.

We have just a few mooring spaces left.

It's taken a long time, for one reason or other and we still have bits to do but our entrance gates are nearly completed and we are getting there.

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 2019.

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.

Please contact us or come down in person if you wish to enquire about a mooring.  There are only a few mooring spaces left and we have a waiting list for certain boat widths. 

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.

Boat Hire 

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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