Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch)

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) is a broad canal and is part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It runs for 7 miles and 2½ furlongs through 2 locks from Leigh Bridge No 11 (where it joins the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch)) to Wigan Junction (where it joins the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 14 feet wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet and 8 inches. The maximum draught is 3 feet and 11 inches.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Leigh Bridge No 11
Junction of the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch).
Quayside Winding Hole ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Leigh Pipe Bridge 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Leigh Bypass Road Bridge No 11A 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Springfield Footbridge No 10 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Glazebrook Aqueduct
Aqueduct is over the Westleigh Brook
4 furlongs 0 locks
Golf Course Narrows 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Common Lane Footbridge No 9 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Pennington Flash 1 mile and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Plank Lane Narrows 1 mile and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Plank Lane Winding Hole No 2 1 mile and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Plank Lane Winding Hole No 1
Plank Lane Marina will open here in 2016
1 mile and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Plank Lane Visitor Moorings
24 hour moorings
1 mile and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Site of Plank Lane Pipe Bridge 1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Plank Lane Bridge No 8
Lift Bridge and site of former Colliery
1 mile and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Gerrards Bridge No 6 2 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Gerrards Bridge Winding Hole 2 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Smiths Bridge No 5 2 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Dover Bridge No 4 3 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
The Dover Lock Inn PH
Canal side pub, Pub Food
3 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Dover Lock No 2 (narrows)
Site of former lock made unnecessary by mining subsidence.
3 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Dover Lock No 2 Winding Hole 3 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Dover Lock No 1 (narrows)
Site of one of the two Dover locks made unnecessary by mining subsidence
3 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Lily Lane Aqueduct 4 miles 0 locks
Bamfurlong Bridge No 3 4 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Bamfurlong Railway Bridge 4 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Bamfurlong Winding Hole 4 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ince Moss Railway Bridge No 2A 5 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ince Moss Winding Hole 5 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Moss Bridge No 2 6 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Scotsman's Flash
Pearson's flash is on the other side
6 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Former Railway bridge 6 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Poolstock Bottom Lock Footbridge 6 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Poolstock Bottom Lock No 2 6 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Poolstock Water Pipe Bridge 6 miles and 6¾ furlongs 1 lock
Poolstock Top Lock Footbridge No 1D 6 miles and 7 furlongs 1 lock
Poolstock Top Lock No 1 6 miles and 7 furlongs 1 lock
Lyons Bridge No 1B
New bridge, the old one appears to have been demolished.
7 miles and 1¼ furlongs 2 locks
Westwood Power Station Cable Bridge No 1A 7 miles and 1¾ furlongs 2 locks
Aireys Footbridge No 1 7 miles and 1¾ furlongs 2 locks
Wigan Junction
Junction of Leeds and Liverpool Main Line and Leigh Branch
7 miles and 2½ furlongs 2 locks
 
 
 
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Leigh Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal) | Canal & River Trust
The Leigh Branch is part of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal - Wikipedia
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is a canal in Northern England, linking the cities of Leeds and Liverpool. Over a distance of 127 miles (204 km), it crosses the Pennines, and includes 91 locks on the main line. It has several small branches, and in the early 21st century a new link was ..... The Leigh Branch from Wigan leads to the Bridgewater Canal and thus to ...
The Leeds Liverpool Canal: Leigh Branch
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Pennington Flash, Leigh Branch 5, Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Virtual Cruise along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Leigh Branch.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
The Leeds Liverpool Canal passes through the heart of Greenheart. ... The Leigh Branch leaves the main line, just east of lock 52, extending all the way to the ...
Poolstock, Leigh Branch 1, Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Virtual Cruise along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Leigh Branch.
Leeds Liverpool Canal, Leigh Branch
We walked the Leigh branch of the canal on Saturday, 26th May 2007. What should have been a distance of 7¼ miles turned into a 10 mile trek! It was a 'spur of ...
Leeds and Liverpool Canal Leigh Branch Pub Guide
Details of pubs canalside or a short distance from The Leeds and Liverpool Canal Leigh Branch between Wigan and Leigh showing location (including ...
Leeds & Liverpool - Leigh Branch
Description of Leeds & Liverpool - Leigh Branch: Runs 7 miles, from the junction with the Leeds & Liverpool Canal main line at Wigan, to Leigh, where it joins the  ...
Wigan to Leigh branch of the Leeds and Liverpool canal captured ...
Sep 12, 2009 ... The walk along the canal from Wigan Pier to Leigh through very picturesque landscapes, featuring expansive "flashes" and nature reserves ...
Information retrieved Monday 28 August 2017 at 18:17
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about Leeds and Liverpool Canal

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is a canal in Northern England, linking the cities of Leeds and Liverpool. Over a distance of 127 miles (204 km), it crosses the Pennines, and includes 91 locks on the main line. It has several small branches, and in the early 21st century a new link was constructed into the Liverpool docks system.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Leeds and Liverpool Canal
[Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society] [Lancaster Canal] [Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal] [Salisbury Dock] [Downholland] [River Lostock] [River Douglas (Lancashire)] [Thackley] [Ewood Aqueduct]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:13