Lock 4, Moss Lock, Burscough, Rufford Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal)


From Date: 02/11/2020 08:00

To Date: 04/12/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Rufford Branch (L&L Canal)

Starts at: Lock 4, Moss Lock

Ends at: Lock 4, Moss Lock

Upstream winding hole: Junction of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridges 6 and 7.


11/11/2020 15:29

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen issues with the availability of resources and equipment, we will need an additional week to complete the works at Lock 4. 

The navigation will now re-open on 4th December. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Undertake repairs to the bottom gates to reduce leakage and install new fenders.

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.