If you have passed through Lostock Gralam station you will have noticed the large running-in boards that say Take the Train. Walk the Canal. Visit the Lion Salt Works.
This 6 kilometre round trip is to the Lion Salt Works at Marston using the Trent and Mersey Canal.
Completed in 1777, under the direction of James Brindley, the canal in those days was the commercial lifeline for Josiah Wedgewood’s business in the Potteries.
You will know when you have arrived at the Lion Salt Works. In front of you will be the black 30,000-gallon brine tank which used to feed the evaporating pans in the Works.
Stout footwear is recommended.
You can find full details including a map of the route which shows the places you will pass on page 24 of our Rail Walks in Cheshire West booklet .