Measuring 66 miles with 47 locks, the Shropshire Union canal makes its way from Wolverhampton to Ellesmere Port. Much of the canal cutting through the beautiful Cheshire countryside as it goes. The canal is isolated and rural but charming at the same time and with no town for often miles on end, it’s a brilliant paddle for those looking to disconnect for the day!
Although much of the paddle is through the countryside, the canal does cut through the centre of the Roman town of Cheshire, a brilliant place to stop and get out to look around. Make sure you look up at the impressive buildings and bridges as you paddle through!
A superb spot for a weekend paddle, the canal is popular with paddlers, walkers and anglers alike… and when you do paddle there, it’s easy to see why.