Blackburn Top Lock Footbridge

B & Q, Towpath, Blackburn BB1 5BX, United Kingdom
 
Blackburn Top Lock Footbridge is a minor waterways place on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) between Feniscowles Bridge No 93B (2 miles and 6¾ furlongs and 5 locks to the west) and Salterforth Bridge No 151 (Salterforth village 200 yards northeast) (27 miles and 5 furlongs and 8 locks to the northeast).
 
It is part of Blackburn Locks.

Opening Times

Navigation closure notice: Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open
From: Blackburn Top Lock No 52 to Blackburn Bottom Lock No 57.
Update on 07/01/2019: Please be advised further investigations need to be carried out, whilst the investigations are taking place, the below restrictions will remain. Blackburn Lock flight (Lock 57, Bottom Lock to Lock 52, Top Lock) will be opened at 10am to 3pm, with last passage at 2pm, daily.Thursday the 20th of December, 2018 to Friday the 8th of May, 2020
Information sent Thursday the 20th of December, 2018Navigation restriction notice: Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open
From: Blackburn Top Lock No 52 to Blackburn Bottom Lock No 57.
Update on 07/01/2019: Please be advised further investigations need to be carried out, whilst the investigations are taking place, the below restrictions will remain. An update will be provided once the investigations have been completed. Update on 02/01/2019: Please be advised this restriction will remain in place whilst we continue to oversee passages on the Blackburn Flight. A further update will be issued Monday 7 January.   Update on 21/12/2018: Please be advised the local team have successfully facilitated a repair to Top Lock, Blackburn after the recent act of severe vandalism. In order to avoid potential further damage and flooding over the festive season, starting Saturday 22 December, we will be implementing the following restriction; Thursday the 20th of December, 2018 to Friday the 8th of May, 2020
Information sent Wednesday the 2nd of January, 2019
 
The nearest place in the direction of Feniscowles Bridge No 93B is Blackburn Lock 2 No 53; ¾ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Salterforth Bridge No 151 is Blackburn Top Lock No 52 (Blackburn Flight of 6 locks Nos 52 to 57); a few yards away.

There may be access to the towpath here.

Mooring here is unrated

Places of interest within 1 mile and to which this is the nearest place: B and Q DIY shops (¼ furlongs away)

There is a bridge here which takes pedestrian traffic over the canal.

 

Copyright: Mike and Ethel Cummins
Taken: 20 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

Blackburn Lock Sanitary Station — 2 furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 9 miles, 1 furlong and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
White Bear (Adlington) Marina — 14 miles, 3 furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Rose Grove Services — 14 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Wigan Top Lock Services — 18 miles, 7 furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Reedley Marina — 19 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest rubbish disposal

Blackburn Lock Sanitary Station — 2 furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 9 miles, 1 furlong and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Rose Grove Services — 14 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Wigan Top Lock Services — 18 miles, 7 furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Blackburn Lock Sanitary Station — 2 furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 9 miles, 1 furlong and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Rose Grove Services — 14 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Wigan Top Lock Services — 18 miles, 7 furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction

Nearest place to turn

Infirmary Winding Hole — 2¼ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Eanam Bridge Winding Hole — 7½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Bower House Fold Bridge No 96 — 1 mile, 2¾ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Trident Way Winding Hole — 3 miles, ½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Stanworth Bridge Winding Hole — 3 miles, 6 furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Canal Boat Cruises Wharf — 4 miles, 6½ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Rishton Winding Hole — 5 miles, 4½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Dunkenhalgh Aqueduct Winding Hole — 5 miles, 6 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Railway Bridge No 110B Winding Hole — 6 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Church Kirk Bridge Winding Hole — 7 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Whalley Road Bridge Winding Hole — 9 miles, ½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Fourth Lock Pound Winding Hole — 9 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Bottom Lock Pound Winding Hole — 9 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 11 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Walton Summit Branch Junction — 9 miles, 5½ furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
A674 Bridge No 79A Winding Hole — 10 miles, 1 furlong and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Botany Wharf Winding Hole — 10 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Clough Bank Winding Hole — 10 miles, 6½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Shuttleworth Winding Hole — 11 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Cowling Bridge Slipway — 11 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Hapton Winding Hole — 12 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 9 miles, 1 furlong and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Ellerbeck Narrowboats Wharf — 13 miles, 4½ furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Rose Grove Services — 14 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest boatyard pump-out

White Bear (Adlington) Marina — 14 miles, 3 furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Reedley Marina — 19 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
 

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