ELLESMERE PORT PASSAGE ON/OFF SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL

Detail

From Date: 21/03/2012 00:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Advice

Reason: 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

Updates

12/06/2019 09:56

The swing bridge is currently having work undertaken to  repair its mechanisation.

To have the bridge swung please ring Civic Way reception, on 0151 3566612 / 0151 3550202.

Due to the works being undertaken operating the bridge can only be on working week days and must be within working hours, no later 3.30 pm. Until further notice.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Description

Boaters wishing to enter or exit the Shropshire Union Canal via the Manchester Ship Canal must first contact Cheshire West & Chester Council to book the swing bridge on 07799 658814 or 07825 865944 during office hours. Please give 48 hours notice. Boaters also need to book Whitby Lock 1 (Bottom Wide Lock) with Canal & River Trust, Northwich office on 0303 040 4040 during office hours. Prior consent from MSC is required (0151 327 1461) and all necessary paperwork must be in place prior to passage. Please note: No Hire Boats or Shared Ownership Boats are allowed on the Ship Canal.