Blackburn Bottom Lock No 57

Towpath, Oakdale BB2 3LL, United Kingdom
 
Blackburn Bottom Lock No 57 is a place on the waterways on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) between Feniscowles Bridge No 93B (2 miles and 3 furlongs to the west) and Salterforth Bridge No 151 (Salterforth village 200 yards northeast) (28 miles and ¾ furlongs and 12 locks to the northeast).
 
It is at one end of Blackburn Locks.

Opening Times

Navigation closure notice: Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open
From: Blackburn Top Lock No 52 to Blackburn Bottom Lock No 57.
Update on 07/01/2019: Please be advised further investigations need to be carried out, whilst the investigations are taking place, the below restrictions will remain. Blackburn Lock flight (Lock 57, Bottom Lock to Lock 52, Top Lock) will be opened at 10am to 3pm, with last passage at 2pm, daily.Thursday the 20th of December, 2018 to Friday the 8th of May, 2020
Information sent Thursday the 20th of December, 2018Navigation restriction notice: Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open
From: Blackburn Top Lock No 52 to Blackburn Bottom Lock No 57.
Update on 07/01/2019: Please be advised further investigations need to be carried out, whilst the investigations are taking place, the below restrictions will remain. An update will be provided once the investigations have been completed. Update on 02/01/2019: Please be advised this restriction will remain in place whilst we continue to oversee passages on the Blackburn Flight. A further update will be issued Monday 7 January.   Update on 21/12/2018: Please be advised the local team have successfully facilitated a repair to Top Lock, Blackburn after the recent act of severe vandalism. In order to avoid potential further damage and flooding over the festive season, starting Saturday 22 December, we will be implementing the following restriction; Thursday the 20th of December, 2018 to Friday the 8th of May, 2020
Information sent Wednesday the 2nd of January, 2019
 
The nearest place in the direction of Feniscowles Bridge No 93B is Blackburn Bottom Lock Footbridge; a few yards away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Salterforth Bridge No 151 is The Moorings PH (Blackburn); 1¼ furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

This is a lock with a rise of 9′1″.

 

Copyright: Mike and Ethel Cummins
Taken: 20 May 2015

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Opening Times

Navigation closure notice: Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open
From: Blackburn Top Lock No 52 to Blackburn Bottom Lock No 57.
Update on 07/01/2019: Please be advised further investigations need to be carried out, whilst the investigations are taking place, the below restrictions will remain. Blackburn Lock flight (Lock 57, Bottom Lock to Lock 52, Top Lock) will be opened at 10am to 3pm, with last passage at 2pm, daily.Thursday the 20th of December, 2018 to Friday the 8th of May, 2020
Information sent Thursday the 20th of December, 2018Navigation restriction notice: Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open
From: Blackburn Top Lock No 52 to Blackburn Bottom Lock No 57.
Update on 07/01/2019: Please be advised further investigations need to be carried out, whilst the investigations are taking place, the below restrictions will remain. An update will be provided once the investigations have been completed. Update on 02/01/2019: Please be advised this restriction will remain in place whilst we continue to oversee passages on the Blackburn Flight. A further update will be issued Monday 7 January.   Update on 21/12/2018: Please be advised the local team have successfully facilitated a repair to Top Lock, Blackburn after the recent act of severe vandalism. In order to avoid potential further damage and flooding over the festive season, starting Saturday 22 December, we will be implementing the following restriction; Thursday the 20th of December, 2018 to Friday the 8th of May, 2020
Information sent Wednesday the 2nd of January, 2019Navigation restriction notice: Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open
From: Barrowford Bottom Lock No 51 to Wigan Lock 21 No 85.

Update on 03/05/2019:

We have continued to experience a prolonged period of dry weather in the reservoir catchment area, which has resulted in higher than normal drawdown from the reservoirs, for this time of the year.  We have reached the point where further restrictions are required, which will be implemented from Friday 17 May.  These are as follows;

Johnsons Hillocks - Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4 pm Blackburn Locks - Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4 pm Barrowford Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 4pm, last entry 3pm Greenberfield Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm Bank Newton Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm Gargrave Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm

Wigan Flight - Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight) and Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) to be open to customers as follows:

8:30am to 9:30am to facilitate entry onto the flight 12:30pm to 1:30pm to facilitate exit from the flight

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates in the coming weeks. While the restrictions will restrict the use of the canal by boats, the towpath will continue to remain open for visitors and the local community alike to enjoy.

In the meantime, boaters can help conserve water by;

Sharing locks where possible and making the best use of the water available. Ensuring paddles are fully closed once they’ve passed through a lock. Aiming for minimal contact when navigating through locks by ensuring gates are fully open as they pass through. Pushing gates open using a boat can damage the gate lining, increasing its leakage.

Due to the low rainfall which has resulted in the drawdown of the reservoirs, and with the forecast set for dry weather, the Trust will be implementing temporary restrictions to navigation between Barrowford Locks (45 to 51) and Gargrave (from below lock 30) effective Monday 29 April.

Barrowford Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm Greenberfield Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 6pm, last entry 5pm Bank Newton Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 6pm, last entry 5pm Gargrave Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 6pm, last entry 5pm.

It’s not clear how long the restrictions will be in place, however if there is no significant, sustained rainfall it is likely further restrictions will be implemented. While the restrictions will restrict the use of the canal by boats, the towpath will remain open for visitors and the local community alike to enjoy.

In the meantime, boaters can help conserve water by:

Sharing locks where possible and making the best use of the water available. Ensuring paddles are fully closed once they’ve passed through a lock. Aiming for minimal contact when navigating through locks by ensuring gates are fully open as they pass through. Pushing gates open using a boat can damage the gate lining, increasing its leakage.

Monday the 29th of April, 2019 to Friday the 8th of May, 2020
Information sent Thursday the 18th of April, 2019

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Nearest water point

Blackburn Lock Sanitary Station — 1¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 8 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Rose Grove Services — 15 miles and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
White Bear (Adlington) Marina — 13 miles, 7½ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Top Lock Services — 18 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction

Nearest rubbish disposal

Blackburn Lock Sanitary Station — 1¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 8 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Rose Grove Services — 15 miles and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Wigan Top Lock Services — 18 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Blackburn Lock Sanitary Station — 1¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 8 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Rose Grove Services — 15 miles and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Wigan Top Lock Services — 18 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction

Nearest place to turn

Infirmary Winding Hole — 1½ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Bower House Fold Bridge No 96 — 7 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Stanworth Bridge Winding Hole — 3 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Canal Boat Cruises Wharf — 4 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Eanam Bridge Winding Hole — 1 mile, 3¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Trident Way Winding Hole — 3 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Rishton Winding Hole — 6 miles, ¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Dunkenhalgh Aqueduct Winding Hole — 6 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Railway Bridge No 110B Winding Hole — 7 miles, 2 furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Fourth Lock Pound Winding Hole — 8 miles, 7½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Church Kirk Bridge Winding Hole — 7 miles, 7½ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Whalley Road Bridge Winding Hole — 9 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Bottom Lock Pound Winding Hole — 9 miles, 1½ furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Walton Summit Branch Junction — 9 miles, 2 furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
A674 Bridge No 79A Winding Hole — 9 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Clough Bank Winding Hole — 11 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Botany Wharf Winding Hole — 10 miles, 2½ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Shuttleworth Winding Hole — 12 miles, ½ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge
Cowling Bridge Slipway — 11 miles, 4 furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Hapton Winding Hole — 12 miles, 7½ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Johnson's Hillock Visitor Moorings — 8 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Ellerbeck Narrowboats Wharf — 13 miles, ¾ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Rose Grove Services — 15 miles and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Leeds Bridge

Nearest boatyard pump-out

White Bear (Adlington) Marina — 13 miles, 7½ furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
 
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