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Bridgewater Canal

Seen by some as Britain’s first ever canal the Bridgewater played a key role in Manchester’s industrial past linking the coal mines of Worsley with the factories in Manchester.Today the canal caters for leisure cruisers and offers a variety of scenes

Reference Code : BWC01

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  • Location - North West
  • Time Periods - Pre 1900's
  • Industrial - Warehouse
  • Scenic - Agricultural
  • Scenic - Rural
  • Ports/Canals - Bridges
  • Ports/Canals - Canal
  • Ports/Canals - Port

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The Bridgewater Canal at Worsley. The historic Worlsey Packet House can be seen in the background

Description

The Bridgewater Canal offers a unique contrast of scenery ranging from swing bridges and tunnels to historic buildings and hedge lined towpaths.

Throughout its 39 miles the canal provides different views round every corner. Starting at the junction with the Liverpool – Leeds Canal, the canal makes it way past the factories at Leigh and on towards the picturesque Packet House in Worsley. From there, the canal heads towards Manchester and on to the converted Mills at Castlefields.

The industrial surrounds of Trafford Park can be seen along its banks before the canal crosses over the Manchester ship canal via the famous Barton Aqueduct. Once over the aqueduct, the open Cheshire countryside dominates the horizons as the canal heads towards the village of Lymm and towns of Warrington and Runcorn.

Location

The 39 mile long canal offers a variety of scenes as it wonders from Leigh, past its place on origin, Worsley, then on through the heart of Manchester. Taking in Sale, Lymm and Warrington before arriving in Runcorn.

Restrictions

  • Certain sections of the canal are owned by third parties. Please contact us to discuss the area you are interested in.

Accessibility

The quality of access to the canal varies along its route. Please contact Mike Webb for more information.

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Site Information

Local amenities

Police
Varies along the canal
Hospital
Varies along the canal
Fire
Varies along the canal
Hotel
Marriot Country Cub, Worsley

Services

Electricity
No
Gas
No
Internet
No
Mains Water
No
Telephone
No

Utilities

On-site catering
No
On-site parking
No
On-site security
No

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