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



The history of the sleepy village of Burscough is closely tied to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. The cottages here were once home to the bargemen who worked on the canal.

The village is one on Lancashire’s hidden treasures. The wharf area was a bustling industrial hub in the nineteenth century. Today, it has been reborn as an arts, leisure and retail centre, and is once again at the heart of the community.

Platts Lane Lake is a popular local haven for walking and enjoying nature. You can spot wildlife such as frogs, dragonflies and kestrels, and stop in the picnic area for a break. The lake is also well-stocked with fish and popular for angling.


West Lancashire