Wigan Flight, Leeds and Liverpool Canal


From Date: 05/08/2019 00:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Water resources

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Lock 86

Ends at: Lock 65, Top Lock


25/10/2019 12:17

Please be advised, Lock 86 will now be included in the ongoing Wigan Flight opening times.

Due to an issue with the lock, Lock 86 will be manned and Trust operated during the following ongoing opening times;

8.30am – 10am to facilitate entry on to the flight 12.30pm – 2pm to allow exit off the flight

Lock 65 and Lock 86 will be padlocked outside these hours.

Signs will be onsite to reflect this new information.

A repair to Lock 86 is being investigated.


Please be advised the following restrictions will be continued to be implemented on the Wigan Flight Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight) and Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) to oversee safe use of the locks and to reduce the risk of vandalism;

•           8.30am – 10am to facilitate entry on to the flight

•           12.30pm – 2pm to allow exit off the flight

The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times and roving lock keepers will be on the Wigan Flight daily to oversee passages and ensure the water levels are maintained.  This is not an assisted passage, however staff will be around to help customers when needed. If you experience any issues whilst on the flight, please call our customer support team on 03030 404040 who will contact our Wigan Flight lock keepers. Please bear with us as we may already be dealing with other urgent jobs.

Full assistance is available for single handed boaters on Thursday mornings at 8:30am by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call our North-West customer service team on 03030 404040, please note the appointments are limited and dealt with on a first come basis.

These restrictions will be in place until further notice.