Roburite Bend

Site of railway viaduct to the now defunct Roburite explosive works
Ackhurst Lane, Wigan WN6 8JB, United Kingdom
 
Roburite Bend is a minor waterways place on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) between Appley Bridge No 42 (Canalside hamlet) (2 miles and ½ furlongs and 1 lock to the northwest) and Wigan Pier (2 miles and 7½ furlongs and 2 locks to the east).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Appley Bridge No 42 is Gathurst Bridge No 46; 1¼ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Wigan Pier is Greaves Woods Turn; ¾ furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

Places of interest within 1 mile and to which this is the nearest place: Mainline railway stations (1 furlong away)

 
User contributed information about Roburite Bend
There used to be a notice here warning people to keep out because of explosives. I suspect it just acted as a challenge to the local youths. The parapet of the bridge, along with its green gates used to be quite visible on the non towpath bank.
Information last edited Friday the 5th of January, 2018 at 2:01 PM by Stephen Atty.

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Nearest water point

Dean Locks No 90 — 3¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Pottery Changeline Bridge — 3 miles, ¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Bottom Lock No 87 — 3 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Junction — 3 miles, 3½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Burscough Bridge Wharf — 7 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Plank Lane Visitor Moorings — 8 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Plank Lane Visitor Moorings
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 11 miles and 9 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station
Dicconson's Bridge No 17 — 18 miles, ¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Bridgewater Marina — 15 miles, 4½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Leigh Bridge No 11, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Bridgewater Marina
Worsley Visitor Moorings — 17 miles, ¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Leigh Bridge No 11, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Worsley Visitor Moorings
Wigan Top Lock Services — 5 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to Wigan Top Lock Services
Maghull Hall Swing Bridge No 12 — 19 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
White Bear (Adlington) Marina — 9 miles, 7½ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to White Bear (Adlington) Marina
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 15 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 32 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings

Nearest rubbish disposal

Wigan Bottom Lock No 87 — 3 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Junction — 3 miles, 3½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Moss Bridge No 35 — 6 miles, ¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Burscough Bridge Wharf — 7 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Plank Lane Pump Out — 8 miles, 7½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Plank Lane Pump Out
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 11 miles and 9 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station
Wigan Top Lock Services — 5 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to Wigan Top Lock Services
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 15 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 32 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Wigan Junction — 3 miles, 3½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Burscough Bridge Wharf — 7 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 11 miles and 9 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station
Worsley Visitor Moorings — 17 miles, ¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Leigh Bridge No 11, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Worsley Visitor Moorings
Wigan Top Lock Services — 5 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to Wigan Top Lock Services
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 15 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 32 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings

Nearest place to turn

Crooke Underground Canal — 6½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Winding Hole below Dean Locks — 4¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Ell Meadow Winding Hole — 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Appley Bridge Winding Hole — 1 mile, 7½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Wigan Pier Junction — 3 miles, ¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Parbold Spur — 3 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Wigan Junction — 3 miles, 3½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Lathom Junction — 7 miles, ½ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Ince Moss Winding Hole — 5 miles, ½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Ince Moss Winding Hole
Bamfurlong Winding Hole — 5 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Bamfurlong Winding Hole
Great Score Winding Hole — 9 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Dover Lock No 2 Winding Hole — 7 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Dover Lock No 2 Winding Hole
Gerrards Bridge Winding Hole — 8 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Gerrards Bridge Winding Hole
Pennington Wharf Marina — 9 miles and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Pennington Wharf Marina
Plank Lane Winding Hole — 9 miles, 1 furlong and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Plank Lane Winding Hole
Scarisbrick Winding Hole — 11 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Quayside Winding Hole — 10 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Quayside Winding Hole
Halsall Warehouse Bridge Winding Hole — 13 miles, 2 furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Bridgewater Bridge Winding Hole — 10 miles, 6½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Leigh Bridge No 11, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Bridgewater Bridge Winding Hole
Marsh Meadow Winding Hole — 9 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Marsh Meadow Winding Hole

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Plank Lane Pump Out — 8 miles, 7½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Plank Lane Pump Out
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 11 miles and 9 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station
Ellerbeck Narrowboats Wharf — 10 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to Ellerbeck Narrowboats Wharf
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 15 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 32 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Scarisbrick Marina — 11 miles, 6½ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Bridgewater Marina — 15 miles, 4½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Leigh Bridge No 11, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Bridgewater Marina
White Bear (Adlington) Marina — 9 miles, 7½ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to White Bear (Adlington) Marina
 

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