Wigan Flight and Leigh Branch Lock 1

Notice Details
From Date:
7th June 2017
To Date:
until further notice
Type:
Navigation Restriction
Reason:
Water resources
Notice updates:
13/06/2017 @ 14:59

Further to the notice of 7 June 2017, to conserve water in the Wigan area, we are implementing opening times on the Wigan Flight.  Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight) and Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) will be limited to the following opening times until further notice:

  • 8am until 9am daily – to facilitate entry onto the Wigan Flight
  • 2pm until 3pm daily – to facilitate exit from the Wigan Flight

The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.  Overnight mooring on the flight will be permitted only at Rose Bridge (between Locks 77 & 78) and we will have a roving lock keeper around the general area to ensure the water levels are maintained.  Please be advised that this is not an assisted passage. 

Poolstock Locks will revert to overnight restrictions only, along with Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock).  These locks will be closed from 8pm to 8am. 

The above restrictions will be in place until further notice and will be lifted as soon as water levels have stabilised

05/06/2017 @ 15:34

AMENDMENT

In order to conserve water in the Wigan area, we are implementing opening times on the Wigan Flight and at Poolstock Locks on the Leigh Branch.  As from Wednesday 7 June, Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight), Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) and Poolstock Lock 1 on the Leigh Branch will be limited to the following opening times until further notice:

  • 8am until 9am daily – to facilitate entry onto the Wigan Flight and movement through Poolstock / Leigh Branch Lock 1
  • 2pm until 3pm daily – to facilitate exit from the Wigan Flight and movement through Poolstock / Leigh Branch Lock 1

The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.  Overnight mooring on the flight will be permitted only at Rose Bridge (between locks 77 & 78) and we will have a roving lock keeper around the general area to ensure the water levels are maintained.  Please be advised that this is not an assisted passage.

In addition to the above, we will continue with the overnight restrictions at Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock) from 8pm to 8am. 

The above restrictions will be in place until further notice and will be lifted as soon as water levels have stabilised. 

Description:

In order to conserve water in the Wigan area, we are implementing opening times on the Wigan Flight and at Poolstock Locks on the Leigh Branch.   As of Wednesday 7 June, Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight), Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) and Poolstock Lock 1 on the Leigh Branch will be limited to the following opening times until further notice:

  • 8am until 9am daily – to facilitate entry onto the Wigan Flight and movement through Poolstock / Leigh Branch Lock 1
  • 2pm until 3pm daily – to facilitate exit from the Wigan Flight and movement through Poolstock / Leigh Branch Lock 1

The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.  Overnight mooring on the flight will be permitted only at Rose Bridge (Lock 54) and we will have a roving lock keeper around the general area to ensure the water levels are maintained.  Please be advised that this is not an assisted passage.

In addition to the above, we will continue with the overnight restrictions at Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock) from 8pm to 8am. 

The above restrictions will be in place until further notice and will be lifted as soon as water levels have stabilised. 

Location:
Leigh Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal)
Starts At:
Lock 1, Top Lock, Leigh Branch
Ends At:
Lock 1, Top Lock, Leigh Branch
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