Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch)

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) is a broad canal and is part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It runs for 7 miles and 2½ furlongs through 8 locks from Lathom Junction (where it joins the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)) to Tarleton Junction (where it joins the River Douglas).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 62 feet long and 14 feet wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet and 8 inches. The maximum draught is 3 feet and 7 inches.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Lathom Junction
Junction with Leeds and Liverpool - Rufford Branch
Junction Bridge No 1 a few yards 0 locks
Lathom Locks No 1 Swing Bridge ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Lathom Locks No 1 ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Lathom Locks No 1 Footbridge ½ furlongs 1 lock
Lathom Lock No 2 ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Lathom Lock No 2 Footbridge 1 furlong 2 locks
Runnel Brow Bridge No 2 2 furlongs 2 locks
Runnel Brow Lock No 3 2¼ furlongs 2 locks
Runnel Brow Lock Footbridge 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Railway Bridge (Wigan to Southport) No 2A 3½ furlongs 3 locks
Moss Lock No 4 4¾ furlongs 3 locks
Moss Lock Footbridge 5 furlongs 4 locks
German's Lock No 5 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
German's Bridge No 3 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs 5 locks
Chicken Lock No 6 1 mile and 3 furlongs 5 locks
Baldwins Bridge No 4 1 mile and 3 furlongs 6 locks
Prescott Bridge No 5 1 mile and 5¼ furlongs 6 locks
Railway Bridge (Ormskirk to Preston) No 5A 2 miles 6 locks
Marsh Meadow Bridge No 6 2 miles and 3 furlongs 6 locks
Marsh Meadow Winding Hole 2 miles and 4¼ furlongs 6 locks
Rufford Lock No 7 2 miles and 6¾ furlongs 6 locks
Rufford Lock Footbridge 2 miles and 7 furlongs 7 locks
Fettlers Wharf Marina
Under same ownership as Scarisbrick Marina on the Main Line of the Leeds & Liverpool
2 miles and 7½ furlongs 7 locks
Chapel Bridge No 7
Rufford
3 miles 7 locks
Rufford Old Hall
Ancient Half Timbered Manor House. National Trust Property
3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 7 locks
Rufford Swing Bridge No 8 3 miles and 4¼ furlongs 7 locks
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station 3 miles and 7½ furlongs 7 locks
Spark Bridge No 8A 4 miles 7 locks
Fearn's Swing Bridge No 9 4 miles and 4¾ furlongs 7 locks
Sollom Lock
You now pass straight through the lock onto the canalised route of the River Douglas
5 miles and 1 furlong 7 locks
Strand Bridge No 10
Sollom and the disused lock onto canalised River Douglas
5 miles and 1¼ furlongs 7 locks
Bank Bridge Winding Hole 6 miles and ¼ furlongs 7 locks
Bank Bridge No 11
The bridge over the canal and river is Grade II listed
6 miles and 2¾ furlongs 7 locks
Town End Bridge No 12
Tarleton
6 miles and 6½ furlongs 7 locks
Town End Narrows 6 miles and 7½ furlongs 7 locks
Tarleton Boat Yard 7 miles and 1¼ furlongs 7 locks
Tarleton Lock Footbridge 7 miles and 2 furlongs 7 locks
Tarleton Lock
Tidal lock to the River Douglas
7 miles and 2¼ furlongs 7 locks
Tarleton Junction
Junction of Rufford Branch and River Douglas
7 miles and 2½ furlongs 8 locks
 
 
 
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Navigation closure notice: Rufford Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal), Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open - Lock 8, River Lock — from Monday the 12th of November, 2018 to Tuesday the 12th of November, 2019.

Please be advised emergency works are needed to the cill at Lock 8, River Lock on the Rufford Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. This has resulted in our team installing stop planks. The lock is now closed to navigation.

Our staff are on site maintaining the water levels.

We will provide an update once we have further information.

Notification sent Monday the 12th of November, 2018

 
 
 

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