Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Start date: September 28, 2021

Est. end if know: December 1, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 57, Bottom Lock
Ends At: Lock 52, Top Lock

RESTRICTION (2pm Monday 27 September 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised the following opening times will be implemented between Lock 57, Bottom Lock and Lock 52, Top Lock, Blackburn, on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal to oversee safe use of the locks and to reduce the risk of vandalism.

The Locks will be open for navigation between:

•           8.30am – 3.30pm Daily

Outside of the above operating hours the locks will be padlocked closed.

The local team will be attending regularly to ensure the water levels are maintained.

It is not clear how long the restrictions will be in place. While the restrictions will restrict the use of the canal by boats, the towpath will remain open for visitors and the local community alike to enjoy.

In the meantime, boaters can help conserve water by;

Sharing locks where possible and making the best use of the water available.

Ensuring paddles are fully closed once they’ve passed through a lock.

Aiming for minimal contact when navigating through locks by ensuring gates are fully open as they pass through.

Pushing gates open using a boat can damage the gate lining, increasing its leakage.

If you experience any issues, please call our North West Customer Support Team on 03030 404040.

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