Criftins Parish Hall

We are a registered charity serving the district covered by Ellesmere Rural district Council.

We operate as a village hall and community centre. Our facilities are available for private and commercial hire and we pride ourselves on offering a friendly and efficient service.

Dudleston Heath Post Office operates from our premises 6 days a week.

Karma Waters

Holiday Hire and Skippered Retreats

Discover the relaxing way of canal life by taking a narrow boat holiday or retreat. Get closer to nature as you cruise the calm waterways observing the wildlife and stepping into the tranquillity of Mother Nature. Slow down the pace of life as you cruise at 3-4 mph, negotiate locks, bridges and other canal features, meet fellow boaters and residents of the canal and maybe get a glimpse of the nostalgic old working boats on your journey.


Karma Waters are in their introductory year for offering Canal boat holidays and retreats. It is their aim to offer you a safe, enjoyable and relaxing experience. The owner has been living on the canals for the last 7 years and has experience of hiring and operating boats and has assigned prices that are both attractive and competitive. All necessary safety and operational instructions will be given at the handover stage of your holiday or at the start of your retreat.


‘A Mere’ Cycle Hire & Sales

‘A Mere’ Cycle Hire & Sales is a family run business set up and run by Rod Evans. Rod, who was bred and brought up in Ellesmere is incredibly passionate about cycling and for the past 17yrs has rode in so many charity cycle rides for different charities like

The Royal British Legion

Kenya School Project (KSP)

British Heart Foundation

And for the past 5yrs The Midlands and Wales Air Ambulance

A Mere Cycle offer good old fashioned friendly customer service and hope our cycle hire service gives you important family time, memories and keeping everyone outside and active.

Cycle Hire

Offering you all kinds of hire bikes including adults, children’s, power assisted, tag a longs, trailers and child seats. Included in your hire are, of course the bike(s), puncture repair kits, pumps, cycle helmets and best of all delivery & collection is included. Wherever possible we try to have bikes for everyone at a price that most people/families can afford. We have full public liability insurance cover

Cycle Sales & Service

We also specialise in selling new & used bikes including trikes for disabled adults & children, power assisted bikes/trikes and all sorts of accessories that you need for you & your bike.

Rod will set up the bike for you so that it is easy and more comfortable to ride. Full servicing is available from £25 so that your bike is running smoothly and to its best.

For more information or to book please contact Rod and he can have a chat about your requirements. Look forward to hearing from you soon.


Lakeside Coaches

Bus and Coach Company