Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Walton Summit Branch - Original Route of Lancaster Canal)
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Walton Summit Branch - Original Route of Lancaster Canal) is a broad canal and is part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It runs for 2 furlongs from Town Lane Bridge (which is a dead end) to Walton Summit Branch 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 10 feet. The maximum draught is 2 feet.
This waterway is excluded by default from route planning with the following explanation: "closed to boaters."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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|Town Lane Bridge
End of the Walton Summit Branch
|Walton Summit Junction Footbridge No 80A||1¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Walton Summit Branch Junction
The branch is the original route of Lancaster Canal
|2 furlongs||0 locks|
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Wikipedia has a page about Leeds and Liverpool Canal
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.