The Bridgewater Canal is often described as England’s first canal
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Between Bridgewater MAarina & Wirsley
Monday 13th January 2020 to Friday 14th February 2020
Monday 13th January 2020 To Friday 24th January 2020.
Monday 13th January 2020
To Friday 14th February 2020
For the first time, cyclists can now travel along a 20-mile stretch of the Bridgewater Way from Wigan to Manchester after more than £200,000 has been invested into the towpath, in Astley, locally known as the ‘Muddy Mile’.
MONDAY 02nd SEPTEMBER until FRIDAY 13th
September 08:00hrs to 17:00hrs
Bridgewater Canal, Salford, From Boothstown to Barton.
MONDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2019 TO FRIDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2019
Notice is hereby given that Barton Aqueduct (situated on the Leigh Branch
of the Bridgewater Canal) will be closed to navigation for annual maintenance.
BARTON SQUARE – TRAFFORD CENTRE TO PARKWAY BRIDGE FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER (midnight) to
MONDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 6am.
Due to the reduced water levels in the Bridgewater
Canal and recent restrictions on the Manchester Ship
Canal we are currently not taking any Pomona lock
The Bridgewater Canal is a 65km canal stretching from Runcorn to Leigh and is owned and operated by the Peel Group.
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Opened on 17th July 1761, the Bridgewater Canal has a special place in history as the first canal in Britain to be built without following an existing watercourse, and so became a model for those that followed it.
The Bridgewater Canal is surrounded by a beautiful environment rich with flora and fauna.
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The Bridgewater Canal Co Ltd
intu Trafford Centre
0161 629 8432
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