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The club's main line and Dorfold Moorings

The Cheshire based canal boat cruising club is located in an idyllic rural setting on the Shropshire Union Canal, 1 mile from Nantwich town centre. See Google location map. The club was founded in 1953 and has grown to its current size with almost 150 members and moorings for some 70 boats - steel (maximum length 40 ft) fibreglass and wood. The Join Us page gives current membership fees and an on-line application form. If you need further information please e-mail us via the Contact Form..

Click the © Google Map image above to get a zoomable, satellite view of the Club's moorings and surrounding area.


Dorfold moorings

The club's Dorfold Moorings

The Dorfold provides safe moorings for fibreglass boats in a basin off the main line. See © Google Map at the top of this page. It accommodates approximately 40 boats including a few, short, steel boats opposite the 'finger' moorings. See photos above. Water points and 6 amp electrics, maximum, are provided on the moorings as part of club membership. Please use the electricity supply sensibly and NEVER when you are not on your boat!


Mainline moorings

The club's Mainline Moorings

Main line moorings are located opposite the tow path on the Shropshire Union Canal. They are reserved for steel boats up to 40 feet in length and accommodate up to 30 boats. Water points and 6 amp electrics are provided on the moorings as part of club membership.


Club facilities

There are two club houses, a club kitchen, two workshops and a sanitary block, with water taps and electricity points at several places along the moorings for the use of members. For those owners of fibreglass and wooden boats who wish to take their boats out of the water during the winter months, there is a craning out service in October and a craning in service just before Easter (alternate years).


Social events

The club has an active social calendar with twelve to thirteen events throughout the year, including cruises, barbecues, a New Year lunch and other social events. There are two regular working weekends (spring and autumn) where members join in to carry out routine maintenance of the moorings and buildings. The club's AGM is in early December and is an opportunity for members to review the year and to suggest ways to develop the club.