Our Marina

The marina is set within 250 acres of privately owned farmland, deep in the Cheshire countryside, situated on the picturesque Llangollen Canal.  The Llangollen canal is considered to be the most beautiful and is one of the most popular cruising waterways on the system. As there is no railway or road close by the marina lends itself to 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.

Safety Map


The marina itself benefits from full length finger piers. Water and electricity is supplied to each berth. The 309 berths are split as follows.

  • 60 x 70ft
  • 97 x 60ft
  • 98 x 50ft
  • 30 x 45ft
  • 24 x 35ft short moorings ideal for smaller narrowboats and GRP cruisers

Wireless broadband is available to moorers. Please ask at The Boathouse for further details.

The Boat House

Our office Opening hours are:

Summer (March to Oct) British Summer Time
Mon – Sat 9 – 5 pm
Sunday 10 – 4 pm

Winter (Clock change Oct to Clock change March)
Mon – Sat 9-4 pm
Sunday 10-4 pm.

On arrival please go to The Boathouse, where friendly staff will be able to explain the layout of the marina, and advise you on the availability of long and short term moorings, visitor moorings and the narrowboat repair and slipway facilities we have to offer.

Located within the Boathouse is Swanley Brokerage, offering a wide range of narrowboats for sale to suit all budgets. During opening hours our friendly and helpful staff are available to provide you with hands on professional assistance. Other services available within The Boathouse are:

  • Tourist and general local information is on display.
  • Waterways World and Canal Boat magazine are on sale.
  • Electricity cards and laundry tokens can be purchased.
  • Calor gas, coal and logs can be bought.
  • Frozen home cooked pies and Cheshire Farm Ice Cream are available in the Boathouse.
  • Internal and external boat cleaning can be organised.
  • Wireless broadband.
  • Small chandlery. 

Amenities Building

There are 3 high specification ladies and gents toilets and showers.
There are disabled shower and toilet facilities.
The laundry room has two token operated industrial washing-machines and tumble-dryers.
There is a separate welly wash for muddy boots and outdoor clothing.

Car parking

Secure parking spaces are available close to the moorings and there are drop-off points around the marina for easy unloading.

Fuel and Pump-Out

There is a double sided fuel and pumpout pontoon within the marina for easy access for any wind direction. We also have a separate drive past fuelling and pumpout facility on the canalside which allows passing trade to be serviced without entering the private marina which allieviates congestion and is extremely easy to access.

Elsan Disposal

The elsan disposal is conveniently located close to The Boat House and is free of charge to moorers.


Full length 100m slipway extending from a 35m diameter turning circle which allows for the launch and retrieval of a 70ft narrowboat by our unique canal boat trailer. This allows for transport to our boatyard repair facilities or our DIY sheds for your own dry dock repairs.


Swanley Covert is a seven acre wood, complete with nature trails. The wood is a fantastic place to explore, whatever the season. A path leads from the Marina across the fields. The wood is private and only available to moorers.

Engineering Dry Docks and DIY sheds

Three DIY dry dock bays
25 Tonne cranage facilities
Full fabrication service

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