Wigan Flight, Leeds & Liverpool Canal


From Date: 04/01/2021 08:00

To Date: 19/03/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Lock 85, Lock 21

Ends at: Lock 66, Lock 2

Upstream winding hole: Above Wigan Top Lock 65.

Downstream winding hole: Junction with the Leigh Branch near Bridge 52A.


A stoppage is required to carry out repairs at Wigan Flight including: 

Lock 66 (2) - Tail gate repairs, lock ladder improvements and pointing of chamber brickwork.

Lock 69 (5) -  head and tail gate repairs and lock ladder improvements. 

Lock 71 (7) -  Installation of new tail gates.

Lock 72 (8) - Contractors working for the Trust will carry out grouting work to reduce leakage through the lock chamber walls.

Lock 78 (14) - Repairs to the top end mitre and cill. 

Lock 82 (18) - Repairs to the top and bottom end mitres and cills, including work to re-board the gates.

01/06/2020:  The information above is a draft notice of works planned as part of our winter 2020/21 stoppages programme.  This is subject to change depending on the latest advice from the UK government on coronavirus.  Please follow our guidance relating to coronavirus when using the canals and towpaths https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/coronavirus.