Bridgewater Canal festival notice


From Date: 19/05/2017 09:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Intersection of

Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Preston Brook Tunnel

Ends at: Preston Brook Tunnel


Closest waterway: Rochdale Canal

Starts at: Bridge 98, Oxford Road Bridge

Ends at: Bridge 98, Oxford Road Bridge



It has been agreed that Canal & River Trust customers requiring access across the Bridgewater Canal to attend festivals will not be charged for a return passage falling within 28 days of the outbound journey.  If you plan to attend an event and make both passages across the Bridgewater Canal within 28 days, please provide your boat name, index number, proposed dates of passage and which festival/s you will be attending and we will pass the details over to the Bridgewater Canal Company accordingly.  Please contact us at; or to do this.

For more information about the Bridgewater Canal licences, please go to their website: