Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Springs Branch)
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Springs Branch) is a broad canal and is part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It runs for 4 furlongs from Skipton Rock (which is a dead end) to Skipton Junction (where it joins the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 62 feet long and 14 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 10M - Leeds and Liverpool Canal Map (Downloadable)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 5 - North West & the Pennines
- Pearson's Canal Companion: Leeds & Liverpool - West Yorkshire Waterways
Relevant publications — Waterway Histories:
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End of Springs Branch
|Mill Bridge No 2||1¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Coach Street Bridge No 1||3½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Pennine Cruisers Wharf
Home of Pennine Cruisers
|3¾ furlongs||0 locks|
Junction of Springs Branch with Leeds and Liverpool Canal Main Line
|4 furlongs||0 locks|
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The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is a canal in Northern England, linking the cities of Leeds and Liverpool. Over a distance of 127 miles (204 km), it crosses the Pennines, and includes 91 locks on the main line. It has several small branches, and in the early 21st century a new link was constructed into the Liverpool docks system.