Wigan Top Lock Services

Withington Lane, Wigan WN2 1JD, United Kingdom
 
Wigan Top Lock Services is a minor waterways place on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) between Wigan Top Lock Junction (¼ furlongs to the southeast) and Walton Summit Branch Junction (The branch is the original route of Lancaster Canal) (9 miles and 1½ furlongs to the north).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Walton Summit Branch Junction is Springs Bridge No 59A; 2¾ furlongs away.

Mooring here is ok (a perfectly adequate mooring) , no information available. Mooring is limited to 24 hours.

Facilities: chemical toilet disposal, rubbish disposal, showers, toilets and water point.

The place is a Visitors Mooring.

 

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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

The nearest water point is here. Others are at:
Wigan Junction — 2 miles, ¼ furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Bottom Lock No 87 — 2 miles, 2½ 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 — 2 miles, 3¼ 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
White Bear (Adlington) Marina — 4 miles, 4 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Dean Locks No 90 — 5 miles, 7½ furlongs 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 — 7 miles, 4½ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Plank Lane Visitor Moorings
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 9 miles, 6 furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Burscough Bridge Wharf — 13 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 27 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Burscough Bridge Wharf
Bridgewater Marina — 14 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Leigh Bridge No 11, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Bridgewater Marina
Worsley Visitor Moorings — 15 miles, 5 furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Leigh Bridge No 11, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Worsley Visitor Moorings
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 16 miles, 3½ furlongs and 34 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station
Blackburn Lock Sanitary Station — 18 miles, 5 furlongs and 9 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest rubbish disposal

The nearest rubbish disposal is here. Others are at:
Wigan Junction — 2 miles, ¼ furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Bottom Lock No 87 — 2 miles, 2½ 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 — 7 miles, 4 furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Plank Lane Pump Out
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 9 miles, 6 furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Moss Bridge No 35 — 11 miles, 4¼ 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
Burscough Bridge Wharf — 13 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 27 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Burscough Bridge Wharf
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 16 miles, 3½ furlongs and 34 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station
Blackburn Lock Sanitary Station — 18 miles, 5 furlongs and 9 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

The nearest chemical toilet disposal is here. Others are at:
Wigan Junction — 2 miles, ¼ furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 9 miles, 6 furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Burscough Bridge Wharf — 13 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 27 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Burscough Bridge Wharf
Worsley Visitor Moorings — 15 miles, 5 furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Leigh Bridge No 11, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Worsley Visitor Moorings
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 16 miles, 3½ furlongs and 34 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station
Blackburn Lock Sanitary Station — 18 miles, 5 furlongs and 9 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest place to turn

Wigan Top Lock Junction — ¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Junction — 2 miles, ¼ furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Red Rock Bridge Winding Hole — 2 miles, 1¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Wigan Pier Junction — 2 miles, 3½ 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
Ince Moss Winding Hole — 3 miles, 5¼ 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 — 3 miles, 5½ 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
White Bear (Adlington) Marina — 4 miles, 4 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Bamfurlong Winding Hole — 4 miles, 4½ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Bamfurlong Winding Hole
Crooke Underground Canal — 4 miles, 5 furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Crooke Underground Canal
Westhoughton Road Winding Hole — 5 miles, 4 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Dover Lock No 2 Winding Hole — 5 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Dover Lock No 2 Winding Hole
Winding Hole below Dean Locks — 5 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 26 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Winding Hole below Dean Locks
Spring Wood Winding Hole — 6 miles, 2½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Cowling Bridge Slipway — 6 miles, 7¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Gerrards Bridge Winding Hole — 7 miles, ¼ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Gerrards Bridge Winding Hole
Appley Bridge Winding Hole — 7 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 26 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Appley Bridge Winding Hole
Pennington Wharf Marina — 7 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Pennington Wharf Marina
Plank Lane Winding Hole — 7 miles, 5½ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Plank Lane Winding Hole
Botany Wharf Winding Hole — 8 miles, ¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
A674 Bridge No 79A Winding Hole — 8 miles, 6 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Ellerbeck Narrowboats Wharf — 5 miles, 2½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Plank Lane Pump Out — 7 miles, 4 furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Plank Lane Pump Out
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 9 miles, 6 furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 16 miles, 3½ furlongs and 34 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station

Nearest boatyard pump-out

White Bear (Adlington) Marina — 4 miles, 4 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Bridgewater Marina — 14 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Leigh Bridge No 11, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Bridgewater Marina
Scarisbrick Marina — 17 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 27 locks away
Travel to Wigan Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) to Scarisbrick Marina
 

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