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IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch

Waterways in the Branch

Waterways in our area include the Bridgewater Canal, River Dee, Manchester Ship Canal, Shropshire Union, Trent & Mersey, River Weaver, Leeds & Liverpool, Liverpool Link, Sankey Canal

Local area

Steamship Danny, moored by the Pumphouse at the Albert Docks in Liverpool
Paul Rodgers standing on a bridge over the Oxford Canal
Derelict and overgrown Frodsham Lock
Hurleston lock flight


Local events

Local activities

Branch boundaries

IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch campaigns for waterways within its area. The boundaries of the branch are:

  • Bridgewater Canal – Preston Brook to M6 Road Bridge at Lymm
  • Bridgewater Canal – Preston Brook to and including Runcorn Locks
  • River Dee
  • Leeds & Liverpool Canal – Liverpool to Bridge 17 (Lydiate)
  • Liverpool Docks
  • Liverpool Link
  • Manchester Ship Canal – Eastham Lock to M6 viaduct
  • River Mersey
  • St Helens (Sankey) Canal
  • Shropshire Union Canal – Ellesmere Port to Barbridge Junction
  • Trent & Mersey Canal – Preston Brook to junction with the Wardle Lock Branch at Middlewich
  • River Weaver, including the Anderton Lift