Wigan Locks combines a beautiful natural setting with canal history, making it the perfect location to discover your local waterways. Set alongside the Wigan Flashes, the canal is a great place to relax and enjoy the wildlife, with a mass of unusual birds and insects to look out for. Take a peaceful boat trip or unwind in one of the pubs and cafés, and admire the local history. Keep count of how many of the twenty three locks you pass!
Address: Wigan Pier, Wallgate, Wigan, WN3 4EU
Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: Pay & display parking along Wallgate
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
Lightshaw Hall Flash, Museum of Wigan Life, Shopping centre
Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're lucky one may go through the lock!
Inside Wigan Investment Centre
Boat trips - public, Boat trips - charter, Boat trips - education / community
There are benches dotted along the canal
You may see:
The neighbouring Wigan Flashes are home to around 200 species of bird and 15 species of dragonfly