The path leaves the canal here and takes us up along the length of the tunnel. You could, of course, go by boatWe emerge at the much more secluded Saltersford Basin. Then, just a couple of hundred yards or so further along, we turn left and follow the winding metalled road down to the River Weaver where we come out at Saltersford Locks:
Fancy a walk? From Saltersford Locks you can carry on along the river until you come to the swing bridge on the A49. Join the road here and go towards the pub - the Leigh Arms. Between the pub and the house up above it there is a footpath - look closely because it isn't obvious until you have found it. Go along this footpath and to an overgrown bridge over the canal. From here you can walk back along the canal to Anderton. We like to take all day over this walk - but get back in time for coffee at the visitor centre.