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Ribble Link

Description of Ribble Link: A new canal, nearly 3 miles long, which will link the Lancaster Canal to the rest of the connected waterways system by way of the River Ribble estuary. Opened in summer 2002.

History of Ribble Link: The Lancaster Canal was planned to link with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal when it was promoted about 200 years ago. However the links were never completed and the Lancaster Canal remained a detached waterway. The Ribble Link Trust was set up a number of years ago to provide this missing link and now, in partnership with the Waterways Trust and Lancashire County Council, it has raised the funds and started work. The Millennium Commission have provided 2.7M towards the scheme.
For more details see the History page.

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Ribble Link: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Junction with the River Ribble

Junction with River Ribble

0

0

N

SD480288

102

Lock 1

This lock has rotational gates to allow for the tidal water being higher or lower than the canal level.

0.3

1

N

SD479282

0

Lock 2

1

2

N

SD481301

102

Lock 2A

1.4

3

N

SD487304

102

Lock 3

1.9

4

N

SD495307

102

Lock 4

2.1

5

N

SD500309

102

Lock 5

2.6

6

N

SD507310

102

Locks 6 to 8

2.8

9

N

SD511311

102

Junction with the Lancaster Canal

Junction with Lancaster Canal

2.9

9

N

SD508312

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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