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Trent and Mersey Canal Walk

Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire

153 km / 95 miles
Initially following the Bridgewater Canal from the River Mersey to Preston Brook, the route then takes to the Trent & Mersey Canal which if follows for 92 miles to Derwent Mouth on the River Trent, passing sites of interest such as the Anderton Boat Lift. A total of 75 locks and 230 bridges are also passed with an overall ascent of 350ft.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Industrial History
Start: SJ566809 - Runcorn, Cheshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SK458308 - Shardlow, Derbyshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Canal & River Trust - Trent & Mersey Canal

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

General Interest Book Birmingham & the Heart of England: Waterways Guide 3 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2022 )
General Interest Book Four Counties & the Welsh Canals: Waterways Guide 4 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2023 )


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 108, 117, 118, 127, 128, 129
OS Landranger Active 108, 117, 118, 127, 128, 129
OS Explorer 243, 244, 245, 257, 258, 259, 260, 267, 268, 275
OS Explorer Active 243, 244, 245, 257, 258, 259, 260, 267, 268, 275
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Route Profile:

152.6 km (94.8 miles)
860 m (2,822 ft) ascent
161 m (528 ft)  maximum height

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