Lock 1, Whitby Lock, Shropshire Union Canal to/from Manchester Ship Canal

Detail

From Date: 21/09/2020 08:30

To Date: 30/07/2021 17:00 inclusive

Type: Booking Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Shropshire Union Canal

Starts at: Lock 1, Whitby Bottom Wide Lock

Ends at: Lock 1, Whitby Bottom Wide Lock

Description

Customers wishing to navigate on to the Manchester Ship Canal from the Shropshire Union Canal, and vice versa, must follow these 3 steps:

  • Consent from The Manchester Ship Canal Co. is required, and all necessary paperwork must be in place prior to passage. Please call The Manchester Ship Canal Co. on 0151 327 1461 to arrange consent.
  • Contact Cheshire West & Chester Council to book the swing bridge on 0151 3566612 during office hours. Please give 48 hours’ notice
  • Please then contact our North West Customer Support Team to book Whitby Lock 1 (Bottom Wide Lock) on 03030 404040 during office hours. Please give 48 hours’ notice

Please note, Hire Boats or Shared Ownership Boats are not allowed on the Manchester Ship Canal.