The Ribble Link is a broad canal and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 2 miles and 7¼ furlongs through 9 locks from Ribble - Savick Brook Junction (where it joins the River Ribble) to Ribble Link - Lancaster Canal Junction (where it joins the Lancaster Canal (Main Line)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 62 feet long and 14 feet and 3 inches wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 09M - Lancaster Canal Map (Downloadable)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 5 - North West & the Pennines
- Pearson's Canal Companion: Leeds & Liverpool - West Yorkshire Waterways
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|Ribble - Savick Brook Junction
Junction of River Ribble and Savick Brook (Ribble Link)
|Ribble Link Lock No 9
Sea Lock with rotating gates
|4 furlongs||0 locks|
Blackpool Road Bridge
|5 furlongs||1 lock|
|Junction with Deepdale Brook
The Brook is not navigable
|5¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Pumping Station Pipe Bridge||6¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Ribble Link Lock No 8||1 mile and ½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Winding Hole above Lock No 8||1 mile and ¾ furlongs||2 locks|
|1 mile and 1½ furlongs||2 locks|
|Ribble Link Lock No 7||1 mile and 4¼ furlongs||2 locks|
|Golf Club Footbridge
Built in 1996 by wrg
|1 mile and 4¾ furlongs||3 locks|
|Golf Club Access Road Bridge||1 mile and 7 furlongs||3 locks|
|Ribble Link Lock No 6||1 mile and 7½ furlongs||3 locks|
Lea Road Bridge
|2 miles and 1 furlong||4 locks|
|Ribble Link Lock No 5||2 miles and 1¾ furlongs||4 locks|
|Ribble Link Lock No 5 Winding Hole||2 miles and 2¼ furlongs||5 locks|
|Savick Way Bridge||2 miles and 3¾ furlongs||5 locks|
|Ribble Link Lock No 4||2 miles and 5¼ furlongs||5 locks|
|Ribble Link Railway Bridge (Preston to Blackpool Line)||2 miles and 6 furlongs||6 locks|
|Tom Benson Way Bridge||2 miles and 6¼ furlongs||6 locks|
|Tom Benson Way Footbridge||2 miles and 6¼ furlongs||6 locks|
|Ribble Link Staircase Winding Hole||2 miles and 6½ furlongs||6 locks|
|Ribble Link Locks Nos 1 to 3
Three lock staircase
|2 miles and 6¾ furlongs||6 locks|
|Ribble Link Junction Footbridge||2 miles and 7¼ furlongs||9 locks|
|Ribble Link - Lancaster Canal Junction||2 miles and 7¼ furlongs||9 locks|
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Navigation closure notice: Ribble Link, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open - — from Tuesday the 21st of August, 2018 to Wednesday the 21st of August, 2019.
The exceptionally dry conditions from May onwards has led to ongoing drawdown of Killington Reservoir, which supplies the Lancaster Canal. We have completed a lot of work to clear the feeder of vegetation and make sure that there is a good feed to the canal, but we now we need to be mindful of losses to make sure that we maximise the remaining water resource. In view of this, we have taken the decision to suspend passages on the Ribble Link for the time being.
We will be contacting customers directly affected regarding existing bookings. We know that some people will be inconvenienced and apologise for this. If you have a Ribble Link booking and need some advice urgently, please contact us on 03030 404040.
We are closely monitoring levels in the reservoir and the weather forecast and we will review the position each week, please watch out for our regular updates. You can find more information on this link.
Wikipedia has a page about Ribble Link
The Millennium Ribble Link is a Linear Water Park and new navigation which links the once-isolated Lancaster Canal in Lancashire, England to the River Ribble. It was opened in July 2002.
"The Recipient shall ensure that the participation of the (Millennium) Commission is publicised in all public statements or announcements, and in all promotional activity concerning the Project in accordance with guidelines prescribed by the Commission".