Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Start date: March 2, 2022
End date: August 20, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Planned Stoppages

Shipley Towpath Improvement Works
Starts At: Bridge 209, Dock Swing Bridge
Ends At: Lock 14, Dobson Bottom Lock

Update on 02/03/2022:

Apologies the start date stated below is incorrect. The works will commence 11/03/2022 (Dock Lane to Buck Hill Swing Bridge) and 14/03/2022 (Strangford Bridge to Dobson’s Lock).

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 7 March until 6pm Friday 19 August 2022)

The Canal and River Trust are closing sections of the Shipley Towpath for the safety and wellbeing of the workers when undertaking surface improvements. The construction period is between 07/03/22 and 19/08/22.

The proposed multi-user route stretches for approximately 5km in total in two sections, Dock Lane Swing Bridge to Buck Hill Swing Bridge (approx. 3 km) & Strangford Bridge to Dobson Locks (approx. 2 km).

The contractor will be using boats for the transfer of Plant and Materials, therefore skippers of all craft are reminded to navigate with care.

All affected visitor and permanent moorings will be closed during this time.

Pedestrians and cyclist who use this section are advised that we expect the entire length of this towpath will be closed during the works.

If possible, we will aim to re-open sections of the towpath towards Apperley Bridge earlier than the expected end date of 19/08/22 providing there is an access point onto the towpath, however dates cannot be confirmed at the time of writing (02/03/22).