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 Swingbridge 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 1 furlong 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 2½ furlongs 3 locks
Railway Bridge (Wigan to Southport) No 2A 3¾ furlongs 3 locks
Moss Lock No 4 5 furlongs 3 locks
Moss Lock Footbridge 5 furlongs 4 locks
German's Lock No 5
Germans Bridge No 3
1 mile and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
German's Bridge No 3 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs 5 locks
Chicken Lock No 6
Also called Baldwin's Lock. Baldwin's Bridge No 4
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 3½ furlongs 6 locks
Marsh Meadow Winding Hole 2 miles and 4½ furlongs 6 locks
Rufford Lock No 7 2 miles and 6¾ furlongs 6 locks
Rufford Lock Footbridge 2 miles and 6¾ 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 Swingbridge No 8 3 miles and 4½ furlongs 7 locks
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station 3 miles and 7¾ furlongs 7 locks
Spark Bridge No 8A 4 miles and ¼ furlongs 7 locks
Fearn's Swing Bridge No 9 4 miles and 5¼ furlongs 7 locks
Sollom Lock
You now pass straight through the lock onto the canalised route of the River Douglas
5 miles and 1¾ furlongs 7 locks
Strand Bridge No 10
Sollom and the disused lock onto canalised River Douglas
5 miles and 2 furlongs 7 locks
Bank Bridge Winding Hole 6 miles 7 locks
Bank Bridge No 11
The bridge over the canal and river is Grade II listed
6 miles and 2½ furlongs 7 locks
Town End Bridge No 12
Tarleton
6 miles and 6¼ 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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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