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Leeds & Liverpool - Rufford Branch

Description of Leeds & Liverpool - Rufford Branch: Also called the Lower Douglas Navigation, this 11 mile canal runs from Burscough Bridge, where it joins the Leeds and Liverpool Canal main line to the River Ribble Estuary.
For the History of this waterway see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

German's Lock on the Rufford Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

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  • Douglas Marine Ltd Douglas Marine Boatyard is on the River Douglas off the Ribble Estuary, and is accessable by boat from the sea and theLeeds & Liverpool Canal

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Leeds & Liverpool - Rufford Branch: Length 62 foot, beam 14 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Leeds & Liverpool - Rufford Branch: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Latham Top Lock No 1

Junction with Leeds and Liverpool Canal Juction with the Leeds & Liverpool main line. Followed by Latham Lock No 2

0

1

N

SD451115

108

Runnel Brow Lock No 3

Runnel Brow Bridge No 2

0.3

3

N

SD453118

108

Moss Lock No 4

0.8

4

N

SD454123

108

German's Lock No 5

Germans Bridge No 3

1

5

N

SD456130

108

Chicken Lock No 6

Also called Baldwin's Lock. Baldwin's Bridge No 4

1.5

6

N

SD457133

108

Marsh Meadow Bridge No 6

2.5

6

N

SD460149

108

Rufford Lock No 7

Rufford village across nearby Chapel Bridge, No 7.

3

7

N

SD464154

108

Strand Bridge No 10

Sollom

5.3

7

N

SD458187

108

Bank Bridge No 11

6.3

7

N

SD459202

102

Town End Bridge No 12

Tarleton

6.8

7

N

SD455207

102

Tarleton Lock No 8

Junction with the tidal River Douglas.

7.3

8

N

SD456214

102

River Ribble Estuary

Junction with River Ribble Junction with River Ribble

11.3

8

N

SD430269

0

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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