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River Ribble

Description of River Ribble: Tidal river giving access to the port of Preston (Lancs) and having the River Douglas as a tributary, thus giving access to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Rufford Branch.

History of River Ribble: An act for Improving the navigation of the river was passed in 1806.
For more details see the History page.

River Douglas, tributary of the River Ribble.

Related Articles of River Ribble

Related Books of River Ribble

Related External Web Sites of River Ribble

  • 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
  • The Ribble Link Trust An introduction to the Trust.

River Ribble: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

River Douglas Junction

Junction with Leeds & Liverpool - Rufford Branch

0

0

SD430269

102

Ribble Link Juntion

Junction with Ribble Link

3.4

0

SD481288

102

Preston Dock

5.5

1

SD515296

120

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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