Lock Operating Times: Poolstock Lock 1 & Lock 2, Leigh Branch and Lock 86, Wigan, Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Detail

From Date: 18/06/2022 10:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Water resources

Is the towpath closed? No

Intersection of

Closest waterway: Leigh Branch (L&L Canal)

Starts at: Lock 1, Top Lock, Leigh Branch

Ends at: Lock 2, Bottom Lock

AND

Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Lock 86

Ends at: Lock 86

Updates

22/07/2022 11:38

We are pleased to advise water levels have increased and the pounds have replenished at Lock 1 and Lock 2, Poolstock, on the Leigh Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

Restricted navigation will resume from Monday 25 July as per the following pre-arranged passage times:

  • Mondays, 10am and 2pm
  • Thursdays, 10am and 2pm

Bookings for these 3 locks can be made online, selecting passage “Wigan Poolstock”, or by calling 0303 040 4040. Please note this booking will include all 3 locks.

21/07/2022 16:00

Please be advised navigation remains closed at Lock 1 and Lock 2, Poolstock, on the Leigh Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal due to low water levels as a result of the extreme weather.

Our teams are continuing to conduct water management duties and are closely monitoring the levels.

A further update will be provided Friday, 22 July. 

20/07/2022 13:26

Please be advised navigation is currently closed at Lock 1 and Lock 2, Poolstock, on the Leigh Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal due to low water levels as a result of the extreme weather. To allow the water levels to recuperate, padlocks will be placed on the locks.

If you already have an upcoming booking, our teams may need to contact you to rearrange. Please watch out for communications from our North West team. If you would like to cancel your booking, please call the team on 0303 040 4040.

An update will be provided tomorrow, 21 July.

06/07/2022 11:14

Please be advised, from Monday 18 July 2022, Poolstock Locks 1 & 2 on the Leigh Branch will close to assist with the water levels on the Leeds & Liverpool canal.

However, to enable boat movements to Ribble Link, Wigan Dry Dock, Liverpool Canal Link & Salthouse Dock, we will temporarily open Poolstock Locks 1 & 2 on the Leigh Branch and Lock 86 on the Leeds & Liverpool canal 2 days a week, for pre-arranged bookings only, as follows:

  • Mondays, 10am and 2pm
  • Thursdays, 10am and 2pm

Bookings for these 3 locks can be made online, selecting passage “Wigan Poolstock”, or by calling 0303 040 4040. Please note this booking will include all 3 locks.

Up until, and inclusive of Sunday 17 July, Poolstock Locks 1 & 2 will remain open for passage from 10am until 4pm, daily.

Description

To assist in maintaining the water levels along the Leeds & Liverpool canal, we will be implementing the following opening times at Poolstock Lock 1 & Lock 2 on the Leigh Branch from tomorrow, Saturday 18 June:

  • 10am till 4pm, daily.

Padlocks will be placed on the locks outside of these operating hours. 

You can see more about the opening times for the Leeds & Liverpool canal, here.