Distance: 4km/2.5 miles
Time: 2-3 hours
Start: Off Marbury Road, adjacent to Anderton Boat Lift.
Map: OS Explorer 267
Terrain: Easily accessible.
Barriers: Motorbike barrier along canal towpath.
Toilets: Accessible toilets at Boat Lift, also café
Anderton Nature Park provides a haven for wildlife on restored industrial land adjacent to the historic Victorian boat lift and near to Northwich town centre. For the full story behind the Park’s creation visit www.andertonstory.org.uk.
As a result of its industrial past areas of salt, lime, ash and clinker create different conditions which allow unusual plants to thrive.
There are several routes to explore but the route high-lighted on the map and in the downloadable route directions is fully accessible and takes you along a fabulous waterside walk with the option of visiting the bird hide at Haydns pool.
This is a wonderful walk that allows you to experience various different wildlife habitats. You could also visit the Anderton Boat lift and make a real day of it.
The Park is located off Marbury Road and is adjacent to the Anderton Boat Lift. The Boat Lift is well signed from Northwich town centre and there are regular bus services from Northwich and Warrington, which stop outside Anderton Post Office.
There is a large car park, with five dedicated disabled bays. Car park opens from 9am-8pm (1st Apr.-30th Sept.) and 9am-5pm (1st Oct.-31st Mar.) Car parks charges apply. Blue badge holders free.
Full Address: Off Marbury Road, adjacent to Anderton Boat Lift. , Northwich , Cheshire , CW9 6FW