Ray Bridge Winding Hole

Ray Bridge Lane, Craven BD23 3PP, United Kingdom
 
Ray Bridge Winding Hole is a minor waterways place on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) between Salterforth Bridge No 151 (Salterforth village 200 yards northeast) (9 miles and 4¾ furlongs and 14 locks to the southwest) and Skipton Junction (Junction of Springs Branch with Leeds and Liverpool Canal Main Line) (4 miles and 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock to the east).
 
It is part of Gargrave Flight.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Salterforth Bridge No 151 is Eshton Road Bridge No 171; 2¼ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Skipton Junction is Ray Bridge No 172; ¼ furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

You can wind here.

 
The winding-hole is just by the bridge
Copyright: Mike and Ethel Cummins
Taken: 27 May 2015

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Opening Times

Navigation restriction notice: Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open
From: Wigan Lock 21 No 85 to Holme Bridge Lock No 30.

Update on 26/06/2019:

The recent rainfall has improved water levels on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and we are revising the restrictions in some areas.  However, the reservoirs have not seen enough rainfall to refill them to a satisfactory level and we remain cautious as we work to keep the canal open throughout the summer boating season.  Our aim is to strike a balance between making the canal as accessible as possible for boaters and mitigating against future risk.

 We are removing the restrictions at Johnsons Hillocks and at Blackburn Locks as they are fed by feeders as well as from the summit.

 The restrictions at Barrowford Locks, Greenberfield Locks, Bank Newton Locks, and Gargrave Locks remain in place as they are solely fed from the reservoirs.  They are as follows:

 Barrowford Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 4pm, last entry 3pm

Greenberfield Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm

Bank Newton Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm

Gargrave Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm

 Wigan Flight can be prone to vandalism which, when it occurs, uses a lot of water and can cause problems for both boaters and our water management.  The restrictions are in place to minimise this risk.  The Flight will remain open to boaters as follows:

 Wigan Flight - Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight) and Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) – 8:30am to 9:30am to facilitate entry onto the flight, 12:30pm to 1:30pm to facilitate exit from the flight

 We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates in the coming weeks.  While the restrictions will restrict the use of the canal by boats, the towpath will continue to remain open for visitors and the local community alike to enjoy. 

 In the meantime, boaters can help conserve water by sharing locks where possible and making the best use of the water available, ensuring paddles are fully closed once they’ve passed through a lock.  It’s helpful to aim for minimal contact when navigating through locks by ensuring gates are fully open when passing through as pushing gates open using a boat can damage the gate lining, increasing its leakage.  Thank you for your help.

Update on 03/05/2019:

We have continued to experience a prolonged period of dry weather in the reservoir catchment area, which has resulted in higher than normal drawdown from the reservoirs, for this time of the year.  We have reached the point where further restrictions are required, which will be implemented from Friday 17 May.  These are as follows;

Johnsons Hillocks - Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4 pm Blackburn Locks - Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4 pm Barrowford Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 4pm, last entry 3pm Greenberfield Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm Bank Newton Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm Gargrave Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm

Wigan Flight - Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight) and Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) to be open to customers as follows:

8:30am to 9:30am to facilitate entry onto the flight 12:30pm to 1:30pm to facilitate exit from the flight

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates in the coming weeks. While the restrictions will restrict the use of the canal by boats, the towpath will continue to remain open for visitors and the local community alike to enjoy.

In the meantime, boaters can help conserve water by;

Sharing locks where possible and making the best use of the water available. Ensuring paddles are fully closed once they’ve passed through a lock. Aiming for minimal contact when navigating through locks by ensuring gates are fully open as they pass through. Pushing gates open using a boat can damage the gate lining, increasing its leakage.

Due to the low rainfall which has resulted in the drawdown of the reservoirs, and with the forecast set for dry weather, the Trust will be implementing temporary restrictions to navigation between Barrowford Locks (45 to 51) and Gargrave (from below lock 30) effective Monday 29 April.

Barrowford Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm Greenberfield Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 6pm, last entry 5pm Bank Newton Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 6pm, last entry 5pm Gargrave Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 6pm, last entry 5pm.

It’s not clear how long the restrictions will be in place, however if there is no significant, sustained rainfall it is likely further restrictions will be implemented. While the restrictions will restrict the use of the canal by boats, the towpath will remain open for visitors and the local community alike to enjoy.

In the meantime, boaters can help conserve water by:

Sharing locks where possible and making the best use of the water available. Ensuring paddles are fully closed once they’ve passed through a lock. Aiming for minimal contact when navigating through locks by ensuring gates are fully open as they pass through. Pushing gates open using a boat can damage the gate lining, increasing its leakage.

Monday the 29th of April, 2019 to Wednesday the 1st of July, 2020
Information sent Friday the 28th of June, 2019

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Nearest water point

Gargrave Services — 4 furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Priest Holme Water Point — 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Gawflat Swing Bridge No 176 — 4 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Brewery Swing Bridge No 177 — 4 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
East Marton Visitor Moorings — 4 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 11 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Skipton Visitor Moorings — 4 miles, 5½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Greenberfield Services — 7 miles, 3 furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Lower Park Marina — 8 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Salterforth Bridge No 151 — 9 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Foulridge Wharf — 11 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Barrowford Top Lock No 45 — 13 miles, 1½ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
ABC Swing Footbridge — 17 miles, 2½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Reedley Marina — 17 miles, 2½ furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Bingley Services — 17 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest rubbish disposal

Gargrave Services — 4 furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Skipton Visitor Moorings — 4 miles, 5½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Greenberfield Services — 7 miles, 3 furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Lower Park Marina — 8 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Salterforth Bridge No 151 — 9 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Foulridge Wharf — 11 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Barrowford Lock No 47 — 13 miles, 2½ furlongs and 16 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Bingley Services — 17 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Gargrave Services — 4 furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Skipton Visitor Moorings — 4 miles, 5½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Greenberfield Services — 7 miles, 3 furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Lower Park Marina — 8 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Salterforth Bridge No 151 — 9 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Foulridge Wharf — 11 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Barrowford Top Lock No 45 — 13 miles, 1½ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Bingley Services — 17 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest place to turn

Highgate Winding Hole No 1 — 4 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Gargrave Winding Hole — 4½ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Highgate Winding Hole No 2 — 5¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Gawber Hill Winding Hole — 2 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Nuttleber Dyke Winding Hole — 2 miles, 7½ furlongs and 11 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Skipton Junction — 4 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
South Field Bridge Winding Hole — 4 miles, 6½ furlongs and 11 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Nuttercote Winding Hole — 6 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 11 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Coates Lane Winding Hole — 7 miles, 4½ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Farnhill Bridge No 183A — 8 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Long Ing Bridge Winding Hole — 8 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Kildwick Winding Hole — 9 miles, 4½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Foulridge Wharf Winding Hole — 11 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wanless Bridge No 145 — 12 miles, 5 furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Booth's Swing Bridge No 195 — 13 miles, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Hodge Bank Winding Hole — 14 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Stockbridge Winding Hole — 14 miles, 7 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Nelson Winding Hole — 14 miles, 7½ furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Hawks House Winding Hole — 16 miles, 6 furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Crossflats Winding Hole — 17 miles, 2½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Pennine Cruisers Wharf — 4 miles, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Skipton Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Springs Branch) to Pennine Cruisers Wharf
Snaygill Boatyard — 6 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Lower Park Marina — 8 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Silsden Wharf — 11 miles, 3 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Reedley Marina — 17 miles, 2½ furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Hainsworth’s Boatyard — 17 miles, 3 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

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Information retrieved Saturday 29 June 2019 at 19:27
Environmental Conservation Organization
  • Friends of the Dales (Nonprofit Organization)
    Canal Wharf Eshton Rd, Gargrave, BD23 3PN — 365 yards to the west.
Family Style Restaurant
  • Brewers Fayre Anchor Inn (Diner, Pub, Burger Restaurant, Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant, British Restaurant)
    Hellifield Road, Gargrave, Skipton, BD23 3NA — 1570 yards to the west.
Women's Clothing Store
Commercial & Industrial
HealthBeauty
Bicycle Shop
  • Aurelius Cycles (Sports & Recreation, Sports)
    Unit 1E Asquith Industrial Estate, Gargrave, BD23 3SE — 445 yards to the southwest.
Coffee Shop
Business Service
Hair Salon
Real Estate Agent
  • Hall Stodart-Hall
    High Street Gargrave, Skipton, BD233 — 818 yards to the southwest.
Carpenter
Metal Fabricator
  • G.G Fabrications (Home Improvement)
    16 Airedale Avenue, Skipton, BD23 3SD — 371 yards to the southwest.
Tea Room
  • White Cottage Tea Room (Restaurant, Coffee Shop)
    5 West Street, Gargrave, BD23 3 — 912 yards to the southwest.
Indian Restaurant
Design & Fashion
Bar
  • Masons Arms, Gargrave (Hotel & Lodging)
    Marton Road, Gargrave, BD23 3NL — 1083 yards to the southwest.
Bed and Breakfast
Health & Wellness Website
  • Crossgates Health (Health Food Store, HealthBeauty)
    The Barn, North St, Gargrave, BD23 3RN — 720 yards to the southwest.
Train Station
Vacation Home Rental
Elementary School
  • Elimbah
    49 West Street, Skipton, BD23 3 — 839 yards to the west.
Bakery
  • Greggs
    42 High Street, Skipton, BD23 3RB — 558 yards to the south.
Restaurant
Event
  • Gargrave Show (Performance & Event Venue)
    Eshton Road, Gargrave, BD23 3QQ — 1302 yards to the north.
Home Window Service
  • Carrs Windows Ltd
    Unit 2, Canal View, Skipton, BD23 3SE — 477 yards to the southwest.
In-Home Service
  • NB BAKES
    11 Skipton Road, Gargrave, BD23 3SA — 506 yards to the southwest.
Field
Office Supplies
Pet Groomer
  • Perfect Pooches
    The Hawthorns, Skipton, BD23 3NE — 1114 yards to the southwest.
Photographer
Seafood Restaurant
Gift Shop
Local Business
Parking Garage Lot
  • West Street
    Skipton, BD23 3 — 783 yards to the southwest.
Arts & Crafts Store
  • The wooleys attic
    3a new market street, clitheroe , BB7 2JW — 831 yards to the southwest.
  • Allison Wiffen Ceramics (Arts & Entertainment)
    Higherland House, West Street, Gargrave, Skipton, BD23 3RJ — 884 yards to the west.
Lodge
  • TFM Lodges
    Asquith Industrial Estate, Gargrave, BD23 3SE — 445 yards to the southwest.
  • Milton Park Luxury Lodges (Real Estate Investment Firm)
    Cawood House, Gargrave, BD23 3SE — 631 yards to the southwest.
School
Hotel
Neighborhood
  • Gargrave (Geo Entity)
    Gargrave — 822 yards to the southwest.
Screen Printing & Embroidery
Canal
Convenience Store
  • Co-op Food
    21 High Street, Skipton, BD23 3RA — 771 yards to the southwest.
Household Supplies
  • Craven Home Heat
    5 Walton Avenue, Gargrave, BD23 3NP — 1269 yards to the southwest.
Sports Club
Community Center
GymPhysical Fitness Center
  • Canalside Fitness (Fitness Trainer)
    canal view, Gargrave, BD23 3SE — 477 yards to the southwest.
Information retrieved Sunday 30 June 2019 at 15:05