Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Start date: April 17, 2021

Est. end if know: October 17, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Wigan to Greenberfield
Starts At: Lock 85, Lock 21
Ends At: Lock 42, Bottom Lock

Update on 30/04/2021:

Please be advised, due to the combined effect of reduced reservoir capacity for essential maintenance and continued low rainfall the Operating Times for the locks along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal will start Friday 7 May. These are as follows:

North West

  • Wigan Lock Flight – Open at 8am, close at 4pm. Last entry 12pm
  • Johnsons Hillock Lock Flight – Open at 10am, close at 6pm. Last entry 5pm
  • Blackburn Lock Flight – Open at 10am, close at 6pm. Last entry 5pm
  • Barrowford Lock Flight – Open at 10am, close at 6pm. Last entry 5pm
  • Greenberfield Lock Flight – Open at 10am, close at 6pm. Last entry 5pm

Yorkshire & North East

  • Bank Newton Lock Flight – Open at 10am, close at 6pm. Last entry 5pm
  • Gargrave (Lock 30, Holme Bridge Lock) – Open at 10am, close at 6pm. Last entry 5pm

To find out more information on the Operating Times for the Yorkshire & North Locks please see the following links:

 

By implementing these Operating Times, we hope it will allow our customers to plan their journey knowing what to expect over the summer months as our teams continue to work hard to conserve water at every opportunity.

You can help us conserve water by:

  • Sharing locks where possible and making the best use of the water available.
  • Ensuring paddles are fully closed once they have 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.

Our teams will continue to monitor our reservoir holdings throughout the season. Please note, these initial operating times will remain under review and could be subject to change.

ADVICE (1pm Friday 16 April 2021 until further notice)

LEEDS & LIVERPOOL CANAL – OPERATING TIMES 2021

Whilst essential maintenance works continue to reservoirs which supply the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Operating Times on the North West Lock Flights will be implemented in the coming weeks to be able to provide a sustainable water resource.

Following feedback from boaters, businesses, and other waterway users it has been agreed the initial Operating Times will be implemented to the following lock flights from 10am to 6pm daily, whilst reservoir repair works are ongoing.

  • Greenberfield Lock Flight
  • Barrowford Lock Flight
  • Blackburn Lock Flight
  • Johnsons Hillock Lock Flight
  • Wigan Lock Flight

We will endeavour to give our customers at least two weeks’ notice prior to the introduction of these times.

By implementing these Operating Times, we hope it will allow our customers to plan their journey knowing what to expect over the summer months as our teams continue to work hard to conserve water at every opportunity.

You can help us conserve water by:

  • Sharing locks where possible and making the best use of the water available.
  • Ensuring paddles are fully closed once they have 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.

Our teams will continue to monitor our reservoir holdings throughout the season. Please note, these initial operating times will remain under review and could be subject to change.

Should the situation deteriorate, reduced Operating Times may need to be considered:

  • Greenberfield Lock Flight – Open at 10am, close at 6pm. Last entry 5pm
  • Barrowford Lock Flight – Open at 10am, close at 6pm. Last entry 5pm
  • Blackburn Lock Flight – Open at 10am, close at 6pm. Last entry 5pm
  • Johnsons Hillock Lock Flight – Open at 10am, close at 6pm. Last entry 5pm

Wigan Lock Flight

  • 8am – 10am for entry into the Lock Flight only
  • 2pm –4pm for exit Lock Flight only

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