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Swanley Bridge Marina

The marina is set within 250 acres of privately owned farmland, deep in the Cheshire countryside, adjacent to the beautiful Llangollen Canal. There is an abundance of wildlife, peace and tranquillity which is further enhanced by 10 acres of water. Swanley Bridge Marina has the unique advantage of a seven acre wood, complete with nature trails. The wood is private and only available to moorers.

Swanley Bridge Marina Boat Services

All services are available from independent tradesmen including fabrication. joinery, boat painting, mechanical & many more.

Willow Boat Narrowboat Painting

Willow Boat Painting is a great little team headed up by mum and son Sally and Alex with much able assistance from Nigel. Between them they have painted over 200 boats and just keep working harder and getting better.

Vimart Sign Writing

The traditional techniques used by Vimart Signwriting are in keeping with our restless effort to produce a very professional service. It is our belief that all traditional signwriting techniques should be maintained and there is still a place for the signwriter's craft in today's world.

Canal & River Trust

In an increasingly fast-paced and crowded world, our historic canals and rivers provide a local haven for people and nature. We’re the charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.

Shropshire Union Canal Society

The Shropshire Union Canal Society was formed to protect and enhance the canals of the historic Shropshire Union system in England and Wales, and since 1968 we have been actively engaged in the restoration of the Montgomery Canal.

The Society is always delighted to welcome new members from all walks of life. Whether you are a walker, boater, naturalist, holiday maker or local business, there is a place in the Society for you.

Inland Waterways Association

IWA campaigns for 100% of Britain's inland waterways and provides a strong voice for all waterway users.

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is a registered charity, founded in 1946, which advocates the conservation, use, maintenance, restoration and development of the inland waterways for public benefit.

British Marine Federation

This website provides an interesting and valuable resource for members of the BMF, boaters and those needing to know more about our industry and the Federation.


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