Pennine Waterways News

Saturday, 6 June 2020

'Windows of Opportunity' on Peak Forest, Macclesfield and Leeds & Liverpool Canals

Lock flights at Marple on the Peak Forest Canal, Bosley on the Macclesfield Canal and lock flights between Wigan and Bingley on the Leeds and Liverpool are currently closed to conserve limited water supplies.

The Canal and River Trust has announced 'windows of opportunity' when these flights will be temporarily opened to allow boaters trapped by the closures to re-locate. These will be -

Leeds and Liverpool Lock Flights between Wigan and Bingley - Fri 12th, Sat 13th, Sun 14th June.
• Wigan: top & bottom locks open 8.30 - 10.00 am for entry to flight only; 12.30 - 2.00 pm for exit from flight only.
• Bingley 5 Rise: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm for passage UP only; 1.30 - 4.00 pm for passage DOWN only.
• Johnson's Hillock, Greenberfield, Bank Newton, Gargrave: open 10.00 am to 5.00 pm with last entry 4.00 pm.
• Blackburn, Barrowford: open 10.00 am to 4.00 pm with last entry 3.00 pm.

Bosley and Marple Lock Flights -
• Bosley Lock Flight, Macclesfield Canal (Locks 1–12)
Tuesday 16th and Thursday 25th June
Top Lock (No.1) open 8.00 am. Bottom Lock (No.12) open 8:30 am.
Last entry at 1.00 pm. Flight locked up 3:30 pm.
• Marple Lock Flight, Peak Forest Canal (Locks 1-16)
Thursday 18th and Tuesday 23rd June
Open 8.00 am. Last entry at 1.00 pm. Flight locked up 4.00 pm.

Johnsons Hillock Locks, Leeds and Liverpool Canal

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