Keep up to date with the latest news from the Bridgewater Canal.
8 April 2022
14th April to 19th April 2022.
Notice is hereby given that one of the arms at the visitor mooring area in Staffordshire Arms, Castlefield, will be closed from 14th April to 19th April 2022.
15 March 2022
The Bridgewater Canal has a vast and varied history, and it’s important that we keep it alive for future generations.
17 February 2022
Navigation Closure between Marsland Road Bridge and Oldfield Brow Bridge, Sale
26 January 2022
31st January 2022 to 4th February 2022
Notice is hereby given, that due to essential maintenance work
to the Bridgewater Canal at Redbrow Aqueduct, Daresbury the
Bridgewater Canal will be closed to navigation between Waters
Meet at Preston Brook,
7 January 2022
Notice is hereby given that Barton Aqueduct (situated on the Leigh Branch of the Bridgewater Canal) will be closed to navigation during the following period for annual maintenance.
For general media enquiries please contact our press office:
0161 629 8200
For canal and towpath closures and restrictions, please click here >
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.