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Leigh Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal)

The Leigh Branch is part of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

Leigh Branch

Length7.5 miles

Maximum boat dimensions

Length21.95m 72ft
Width4.6m 15ft 1"
Draught1.2m 3ft 11"
Headroom2.3m 7ft 6"

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The branch runs seven miles, from the junction with the Leeds & Liverpool Canal main line at Wigan, to Leigh, where it joins the Stretford and Leigh Branch of the Bridgewater Canal.

Read about the history of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

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