Botany Bay Boat Yard

M61, Chorley PR6 9AF, United Kingdom
 
Botany Bay Boat Yard is a minor waterways place on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) between Wigan Top Lock Junction (8 miles and 1¾ furlongs to the south) and Walton Summit Branch Junction (The branch is the original route of Lancaster Canal) (7¾ furlongs to the north).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Wigan Top Lock Junction is Botany Bridge No 78A; ¾ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Walton Summit Branch Junction is Botany Bridge Narrows; ¼ furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

The place is a Wharf and a Boatyard.

 

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Opening Times

Navigation restriction notice: Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open
From: Barrowford Bottom Lock No 51 to Wigan Lock 21 No 85.

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 Friday the 8th of May, 2020
Information sent Thursday the 18th of April, 2019

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Nearest water point

Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 1 mile, 4¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
White Bear (Adlington) Marina — 3 miles, 5¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Top Lock Services — 8 miles, 1¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Junction — 10 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Blackburn Lock Sanitary Station — 10 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 9 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Wigan Bottom Lock No 87 — 10 miles, 4 furlongs and 22 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Wigan Bottom Lock No 87
Pottery Changeline Bridge — 10 miles, 5 furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Pottery Changeline Bridge
Dean Locks No 90 — 14 miles, 1 furlong and 25 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Dean Locks No 90
Plank Lane Visitor Moorings — 15 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Plank Lane Visitor Moorings

Nearest rubbish disposal

Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 1 mile, 4¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Wigan Top Lock Services — 8 miles, 1¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Junction — 10 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Blackburn Lock Sanitary Station — 10 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 9 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Wigan Bottom Lock No 87 — 10 miles, 4 furlongs and 22 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Wigan Bottom Lock No 87
Plank Lane Pump Out — 15 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Plank Lane Pump Out
Moss Bridge No 35 — 19 miles, 6 furlongs and 27 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Moss Bridge No 35

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 1 mile, 4¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Wigan Top Lock Services — 8 miles, 1¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Junction — 10 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Blackburn Lock Sanitary Station — 10 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 9 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest place to turn

Botany Wharf Winding Hole — 1 furlong away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
A674 Bridge No 79A Winding Hole — 4½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Walton Summit Branch Junction — 7¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Bottom Lock Pound Winding Hole — 1 mile, ¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Fourth Lock Pound Winding Hole — 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Cowling Bridge Slipway — 1 mile, 2½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Spring Wood Winding Hole — 1 mile, 7¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Westhoughton Road Winding Hole — 2 miles, 5¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
White Bear (Adlington) Marina — 3 miles, 5¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Canal Boat Cruises Wharf — 5 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Red Rock Bridge Winding Hole — 6 miles, ½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Stanworth Bridge Winding Hole — 6 miles, 7½ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Wigan Top Lock Junction — 8 miles, 1¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Bower House Fold Bridge No 96 — 9 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Wigan Junction — 10 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Infirmary Winding Hole — 10 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 9 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Wigan Pier Junction — 10 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Wigan Pier Junction
Eanam Bridge Winding Hole — 11 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 13 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Ince Moss Winding Hole — 11 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Ince Moss Winding Hole
Ell Meadow Winding Hole — 11 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 24 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Ell Meadow Winding Hole

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 1 mile, 4¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Ellerbeck Narrowboats Wharf — 2 miles, 7 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Plank Lane Pump Out — 15 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Plank Lane Pump Out

Nearest boatyard pump-out

White Bear (Adlington) Marina — 3 miles, 5¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
 

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