Lock 1, Leigh Branch, Leeds Liverpool Canal


From Date: 20/07/2015 07:30

To Date: 23/07/2015 13:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Leigh Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal)

Starts at: Lock 1, Top Lock, Leigh Branch

Ends at: Lock 1, Top Lock, Leigh Branch


23/07/2015 08:35

Please be advised that we are still awaiting the delivery of stop planks in order to start the repair works.

We will continue to assist customers through Lock 1 between 10:00 am and 11:00 am daily.

a further update will be give on Friday 25th July 2015

20/07/2015 15:36

Further to the notice earlier today, our teams have been investigating the issues on site. 

We are awaiting the delivery of new stop planks before commencing works.  

Our customer operations team will be assisting boaters through the area between 10am and 11am tomorrow and Wednesday.

An update on the works will be issued on Wednesday 22 July.


Please be advised that due to further damage of the towpath ground paddle and steam it has been necessary to close this lock to preserve the water resources in the area.

The lock paddle is suffering significant leakage and needs to be replaced.

Our construction team will be on site to design and fabricate the necessary part needed in order to open navigation again.

An update will be issued tomorrow.