Leigh Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal)

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

A bascule bridge on the Leigh branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal A bascule bridge on the Leigh branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Leigh Branch  
Length 7.5 miles
Locks 2
Maximum boat dimensions
Guide only - weather conditions affect water levels
  • Length
  • Width
  • Draught
  • Headroom
  • 21.95m 72ft
  • 4.6m 15ft 1"
  • 1.2m 3ft 11"
  • 2.3m 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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