We keep you up to date with operating times and occasional stoppages.
We are pleased
to confirm that the Bridgewater Canal is now open to all navigation following
the canal closure due to the replacement of Vicars Hall Bridge. (Approximately
1.4 Km West of Boothstown Marina)
Bridgewater Canal Company regrets and apologises for any inconvenience that
these necessary works may have caused.
The Bridgewater Canal is a 65km canal stretching from Runcorn to Leigh and is owned and operated by the Peel Group.
Find out more >
Explore the interactive canal map
Local transport links
The Bridgewater Way >
Food & Drink >
Code of use >
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.
Boat trips & boat hire >
Boating services >
Stoppages & Operating Times >
Pay Online >
Licence Check >
Who we are
Interactive Canal Map
The Bridgewater Way
Food & Drink
Code of Use
Timeline of events
Flora & Fauna
Boat trips & boat hire
The Bridgewater Canal Co Ltd
Venus Building1 Old Park Lane
0161 629 8432
Peel Holdings Land and Property (UK) Limited | Registered in England & Wales 6497115
Peel L&P | Venus Building | 1 Old Park Lane | TraffordCity | Manchester | M41 7HA
If you prefer us not to set these cookies, please visit our Cookie Settings page or continue browsing our site to accept them.