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Leeds to Liverpool Canal – Local Paddles and Access Points

Leeds to Liverpool Canal

There are many access points along the canal. The full route is 167 miles long, but many local paddlers use the canal for local trips. There is also the Rufford Branch, that goes north from Burscough to Tarlton Lock near Hesketh Bank and is worth exploring. Others have also explored a round trip returning on the River Douglas (Grade 1?) as it follows a section of the canal.

The Leeds Liverpool canal is used by many Pleasure boats. Please paddle on the right-hand side of the canal when passing other traffic and watch out for fishing rods along its banks. Food and drink can be purchased at any of the canal side Pubs. There are also picnic areas by the Ship Inn Burscough. You may wish to bring your own food and drink.

Canoe trails to download  
Eldonian Village Hall to Cooksons BridgeCooksons Bridge to The New Scarisbrick ArmsThe New Scarisbrick Arms to Appley Bridge
Appley Bridge to Trencherfield MillWigan Top Lock to Walton Summit BranchJohnson’s Hillock Top Lock to Riley Green
Riley Green to Eanam WharfEanam Wharf to ChurchChurch, Accrington to Reedley Marina
Reedley Marina to GreenberfieldGreenberfield to Anchor LockAnchor Lock to Low Bradley
Low Bradley to RiddlesdenRiddlesden to Apperley BridgeApperley Bridge to Leeds
Leeds Lock to CastlefordCastleford Junction to WhitleyWhitley Lock to Goole

Canal map for UK…..Canal and Rivers Trust – Leeds to Liverpool CanalCoast to Coast: Canoe trail