OverWater Marina is on the Shropshire Union Canal, next to Bridge 80 and just an 8 minute cruise from the bottom of the Audlem flight. We are surrounded by beautiful Cheshire farmland next to the River Weaver valley. The busy canal village of Audlem is a relaxing 20 minute towpath walk away. We offer a range of Cheshire moorings on the Shropshire Union Canal.
The "OverWater" name comes from the original name of Monks Hall Farm, which, until the late 1800's was called "Over the Water Farm". When Angus's father Richard started to breed pedigree Holstein Friesians on the farm in the 1960's he named his herd the Overwater Herd. The farm can only be reached by crossing the canal, the River Weaver or Spinnaker Brook.
The farm was a dairy unit until 2015 and now rears dairy youngstock. Richard sadly passed away in 2014 but his memory lives on in the Marina and if you take a walk over the hill between Bluebell and Campion moorings you can sit on his bench to take in his favourite view of the Marina.
Audlem was referred to in the Domesday book as "Adelime" and was granted a market charter in 1295. It has been a canal village since the late 18th Century when the Shropshire Union Canal and its well known flight of 15 locks were constructed. The village centre is dominated by it's magnificent church which dates from the 13th Century. Today it is a thriving and vibrant community with many clubs and societies and a range of shops and places to eat and drink.