What's On

  • Two Floors of Interactive Exhibits  
    Hat Works Museum 

    The UK's only museum dedicated to the hatting industry, hats and headwear ....

    Read More

  • Your perfect day out in Cheshire 
    Tatton Park Gardens 

    Visit one of Cheshire's largest Visitors with over 100 events per year ....

    Read More

  • An Outstanding Day out in Cheshire 
    Lion Salt Works 

    Now open to the public after a £10m restoration and voted the UKs best heritage project  ....

    Read More

  • Exhibition: Digital Daydream Believer 
    ArtWork Studios & Gallery 
    1st Jan 2017 - 31st Mar 2017 

    Exhibition of surreal digital art by outsider artist George Sumner ....

    Read More

  • Warblers and Waders 
    23rd Apr 2017 

    Renowned ecologist Jeff Clarke is at it again ....

     

    Read More

  • Wellbeing through Nature 
    Northwich Memorial Court 
    26th Jan 2017 - 30th Mar 2017 

    Cheshire Wildlife Trust's go out to local nature reserves to take part in practical conservation tasks ...

    Read More

Whaley Bridge

Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

Whaley Bridge stands at the end of the Peak Forest Canal, which cuts through the narrow Goyt valley.  Many visitors come by water, and there is a thriving barge-restaurant based at the canal basin.  The town has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Close by, on an arm off the main canal, is Bugsworth Basin.  Now restored, this was once the largest and busiest inland port on Britain's narrow canal system.

The whole area around the canal basin is very historic and there are plans for the regeneration of the basin and its surrounds, including the Grade 2 listed transfer shed.  The basin also provides the setting for one of the biggest local events, W3 - the Whaley Water Weekend, usually in June, followed immediately by the well dressing and the annual Rose Queen Carnival.

Toddbrook Reservoir lies to the west of the town with fantastic views over the water to the surrounding Peak District.  It was built in 1831 as a feeder for the Peak Forest Canal and is a Site Of Special Scientific Interest.  It is the habitat for herons, ducks and other animals and fish.  Many rare mosses and liverworts grow on the shores.  The reservoir is home to Toddbrook Sailing Club.

This website provides links or derives its information from third parties. Whilst all information is believed to be correct and is updated on a regular basis, the website owners
or managers cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for error, omission or accuracy of the site, its contents or links. This website is intended for information purposes only.

go cheshire | Legal | Advertising Terms & Conditions
go cheshire is managed by Getting Here Ltd & created by Designed 2 Use