We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

What's going on in the North West?

There is always something interesting going on in the North West. You can find up to date information about what’s happening on the Leeds & Liverpool and Lancaster Canals as well as Liverpool Docks, Liverpool Canal Link and Ribble Link right here.

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North West Spring Local Waterway Forums

The North West Spring Local Waterway Forums will take place as follows:

  • 5 April 2017 at 18:30 at The Borough, 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP ( http://www.theboroughlancaster.co.uk/) – Lancaster Canal
  • 5 April 2017 at 18:30 in the Canal & River Trust Office, Trencherfield Mill, Heritage Way, Wigan, WN3 4BN – Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Please can you advise which forum you would like to attend and forward any pre-meeting questions you have to us by no later than Friday 31 March 2017, allowing time for us to source the answer in full for the meeting.

To confirm your attendance please email enquiries.northwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk  

Your views and feedback are valuable to us and I hope you can join us at one of the meetings.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal East – Summer opening times

Please follow this link to view the summer opening times for Bingley Three & Five Rises and Kirkstall to Newlay Locks

Changes to waste facilities at Kepple Lane (bridge 62) on the Lancaster Canal

Concerns have been raised by local towpath users about the bins at Kepple Lane on the Lancaster Canal. To alleviate problems with rubbish, rats and escalating servicing costs, we have removed the dustbins from Kepple Lane and will be replacing this facility with a multi-purpose bin at the entrance to the canal at bridge 62.

We would ask that bulk items, such as waste in bin bags be disposed of at the nearest boater facility, you can also find these waste facilities at Moss Lane (bridge 63). The changes will result in a saving of approximately £8,000 a year! 

New online booking systems

As of Monday 14 November 2016, the Liverpool Canal Link, Ribble Link and Wigan Dry Dock will be bookable online. To make a booking, please log in to the online licensing section and click on the bookings section.

Please contact us if you need any help.

Vegetation works – have your say!

As we plan our vegetation works for the next financial year, we want to know what you think. Please let us know about the vegetation that is impacting on your customer experience. You can do this by passing your feedback by email with the subject line ‘veg feedback’. We want to know the following information:

  • type of vegetation causing the problem for example, reeds encroaching channel, offside overhanging branches, overgrown hedges along the towpath, trees growing out of wash-walls etc
  • specific location
  • approximate length / area affected
  • a photo would be great if you can get one

Stainton Aqueduct update

Click here to view the latest information on Stainton Aqueduct.









Last date edited: 6 March 2017