Towpath Closure - Shipley Towpath Improvement Works - Leeds & Liverpool Canal


From Date: 28/02/2022 08:00

To Date: 28/02/2022 18:00 inclusive

Type: Towpath Closure

Reason: (Re)Construction

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Bridge 209, Dock Swing Bridge

Ends at: Lock 14, Dobson Bottom Lock


The Canal and River Trust are closing sections of the Shipley Towpath for the safety and wellbeing of the workers when undertaking surface improvements. The construction period is between 28/02/22 and 19/08/22.

The proposed multi-user route stretches for approximately 5km in total in two sections, Dock Lane Swing Bridge to Buck Hill Swing Bridge (approx. 3 km) & Strangford Bridge to Dobson Locks (approx. 2 km).

The contractor will be using boats for the transfer of Plant and Materials, therefore skippers of all craft are reminded to navigate with care.

All affected visitor and permanent moorings will be closed during this time.

Pedestrians and cyclist who use this section are advised that the towpath will be closed during the works.