Virtual open day on Leeds & Liverpool Canal

We've been carrying out works in Rishton over the winter, along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal after a breach in October 2021.

The stretch of canal has now reopened in Lancashire following a six-month £1.7 million project to reinstate the canal for boaters, walkers, runners and the local community.

Explore our interactive picture, meet our experts and hear how we repaired this section of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

More than 6,000 tonnes of stone have been needed to rebuild the canal embankment and reinstate the culvert.  The repair has been particularly challenging as the site of the breach is away from local roads and required a temporary access track to be built along the bed of the drained canal so that materials could be bought to the site.

The project videos

If you're having any difficulties watching the project videos, you can see them all here:

Last date edited: 8 June 2022