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.
Our office Opening hours are:

Summer (March to Oct) British Summer Time

Mon – Sat 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Winter (Clock change Oct to Clock change March)

Mon – Sat 9 am-4 pm

Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Access to the Marina is via a card operated barrier.

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.
  • Library with dedicated computer for moorers to use
  • Milk, Bread, Ice Cream & pies are available for purchase.
  • Wireless broadband.
  • Small chandlery.
  • CCTV Camera’s
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.
Secure parking spaces are available close to the moorings and there are drop-off points around the marina for easy unloading.
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.
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 recognised ancient 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.
  • Two DIY dry dock bays
  • 20 Tonne cranage facilities
  • Full fabrication service

Swanley Bridge Marina Map

Swanley Bridge Marina Safety Map