The Cheshire Flight of 26 locks was built in the 1770s and raises the Trent and Mersey Canal from the Cheshire Plain at Wheelock to the summit level at Kidsgrove on the edge of the Potteries in North Staffordshire.

This project is a partnership created by The Inland Waterways Association North Staffs & South Cheshire Branch and the Trent & Mersey Canal Society, following discussions between the societies and Canal & River Trust staff about increasing use of this famous flight. On this website you will find out more about the Locks and about our Project. If you have any interesting stories about the Locks, or images which you would like to contribute to this website, please contact us.