Audlem, Cheshire

Audlem is a picturesque canal side village and is well worth a visit.

There are excellent walks in the area as well as up and down the famous flight of fifteen locks. The three pubs include the famous Shroppie Fly, the Lord Combermere and the Bridge Inn. There are also three cafes as well as takeaway food shops, butchers, wine shop, and lots of other local businesses including the Post Office, pharmacy, grocers and hairdresser.

Audlem is a large village and civil parish located in the ceremonial county of Cheshire in the north west of England, approximately 11 km (6.8 mi) south of Nantwich. Close to the border with the neighbouring county of Shropshire, the village is eight miles (13 km) east of Whitchurch and seven miles (11 km) north of Market Drayton.

It is situated on the Shropshire Union Canal which has a run of 15 locks, designed by Thomas Telford, to raise the canal from the Cheshire Plain to the 93 feet (28 m) higher Shropshire Plain. The River Weaver passes west of the village.

Audlem was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Aldelime, and Edward I granted it a market charter in 1295. Over the years, Audlem has won several awards including : Cheshire’s ‘Village of the Year’, North of England’s ‘Village of the Year’, ‘Most Vibrant Village in Cheshire’ and England’s ‘Building Community Life’ award.

Audlem has clubs for tennis, badminton, football, cricket, golf, pigeon racing (or pigeon-fancying), caravanning and bowls. Keen cyclists from Audlem Cycle Shop meet regularly at The Old Priest House Cafe.

For up-to-date information and news on Audlem, please check out the excellent community website