Blackburn Flight, Leeds and Liverpool Canal


From Date: 20/12/2018 00:00

To Date: 03/06/2019 00:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Vandalism

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Lock 52, Top Lock

Ends at: Lock 57, Bottom Lock

Upstream winding hole: Bridge 103A, Eanam Bridge

Downstream winding hole: Bridge 96, Bower House Fold Bridge


07/01/2019 17:13

Please be advised further investigations need to be carried out, whilst the investigations are taking place, the below restrictions will remain.

An update will be provided once the investigations have been completed.

02/01/2019 14:08

Please be advised this restriction will remain in place whilst we continue to oversee passages on the Blackburn Flight.

A further update will be issued Monday 7 January.

21/12/2018 10:58

Please be advised the local team have successfully facilitated a repair to Top Lock, Blackburn after the recent act of severe vandalism. In order to avoid potential further damage and flooding over the festive season, starting Saturday 22 December, we will be implementing the following restriction;

Blackburn Lock flight (Lock 57, Bottom Lock to Lock 52, Top Lock) will be opened at 10am to 3pm, with last passage at 2pm, daily.

The lock flight will be padlocked out of these hours. No bookings are required, but please can customers check all gates and paddles are closed after use and to share locks where possible.

An update will be issued Wednesday 2 January 2019.


Please be advised Blackburn Lock Flight is closed to navigation due to a suspected act of vandalism which happened in the early hours of this morning. Damage has been caused to the Top Lock in which ongoing investigations are being carried out by the local team.

If you have any information regarding the incident, please call us on 03030 404040 and ask to speak with the North-West office.

We thank you for your co-operation and an update will be issued once we have further information.