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Local Area

OverWater Marina is set in Cheshire, just a 20-minute walk from the pretty canal side village of Audlem on the Shropshire Union Canal. The village has a wide range of shops, cafes and pubs. For more information on Audlem, visit Audlem Online.

If you love to walk in the countryside, enjoy nature or just relaxing, you'll find us ideal! There are a range of walks in the area – you can pick up a leaflet from reception.

Fancy visiting one of the many quaint market towns nearby – try Nantwich, known for having among the highest concentration of listed buildings in England, Whitchurch, the oldest continually inhabited town in Shropshire or Market Drayton, famous for its Gingerbread and its bustling weekly market.

You can also visit the historic city of Chester and walk its magnificent medieval city walls, or simply spend time down by the River Dee.Both Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire and Stoke on Trent, famous for its world-renowned pottery are also within reach with excellent shopping facilities.

Closer to home you can visit:
The Secret Bunker, Hack Green
Crewe Railway Heritage Centre
The Dorothy Clive Gardens, Willoughbridge
Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool (seasonal)
Dagfields Craft & Antiques
Bridgemere Garden Centre
Hodnet Gardens
Hawkstone Park Follies
Alderford Lake (cafe & wild swimming)

Things to do:
Audlem Lass (raising money for the RNLI)
The Audlem Lass Boat Service operates every weekend and bank holiday from Easter to late October. Running between Overwater and Audlem bottom lock, it's then just a short walk to the pubs, shops and cafe's of Audlem.

Suggested cash donation is £1 for adults each way (children 50p) and dogs are free and very welcome.

Narrowboat Day Hire

Cheshire Cat Narrowboats run out of Overwater marina. For a truly magical break, book a day boat whilst you stay in our Glamping Wagons.



Our local fishery is just a couple of minutes up the road.


Want to get out on the fairways during your stay?

Our nearest Golf course is Hill Valley in Whitchurch


Clay pigeon shooting and shooting school


Is a balloon ride the ultimate romantic gesture?

Virgin balloons run trips from Whitchurch Rugby Club, and can be booked at


Both Whitchurch and Nantwich have swimming pools – including a outside brine pool at Nantwich!

For wild swimming, Alderford Lake is on the outskirts of Whitchurch. They also offer paddle-boarding and inflatable fun during the summer.



We recommend Springbank Riding school in Tushingham (on the outskirts of Whitchurch)


Places to eat.

Café at Bridge 80 – visit our onsite Café, for delicious breakfasts and lunches – open 9.30 till 4pm every day.

The lord Combermere- Central Audlem village pub serving food and hosting various events


The Shroppie Fly- visit this iconic canal-side bar in Audlem with a narrowboat bar.

The Bridge Inn – Audlem situated Marston's bar with a canal-side location


Linden Stores – Audlem restaurant focusing on seasonal British produce and interesting wines.


Piccola Italian- Italian dining and takeaway in Audlem


The Combermere Arms- Situated at Burleydam, on the road to Whitchurch. A Brunning and Price pub serving quality food


The White Lion at Hankelow- Community owned pub


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