Wigan Junction

The bridge numbers on this waterway need revising.- Shultzy

Junction of Leeds and Liverpool Main Line and Leigh Branch
Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) Tow Path, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Wigan Junction is a major waterways place at the junction of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch).
Wigan Top Lock Junction is on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds), 2 miles and 21 locks to the northeast. Wigan Pier is on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan), 4 furlongs and 2 locks to the west. Plank Lane Bridge No 8 (Lift Bridge and site of former Colliery) is on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch), 5 miles and 4 furlongs and 2 locks to the southeast.
It is part of Wigan.
The nearest place in the direction of Wigan Top Lock Junction is Railway Bridge No 53D Pipe Bridge; 1 furlong away.
The nearest place in the direction of Wigan Pier is Wigan Junction Turnover Bridge No 52A; a few yards away.
The nearest place in the direction of Plank Lane Bridge No 8 is Aireys Footbridge No 1; ½ furlongs away.

Mooring here is impossible (it may be physically impossible, forbidden, or allowed only for specific short-term purposes) .

Facilities: chemical toilet disposal, rubbish disposal and water point.

You can wind here.


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The Road To Wigan Pier from Scribblings from the Mintball posted Tuesday the 20th of September, 2016
Old stomping grounds from Scribblings from the Mintball posted Wednesday the 8th of April, 2009
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Opening Times

Navigation restriction notice: Leigh Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal), Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open

In order to conserve water in the Wigan area, as of Tuesday 30 October we will be implementing overnight restrictions in the Wigan central area.

Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Lock 1, Poolstock Lock on the Leigh Branch will be opened at 8am and locked at 4pm daily.

The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.

These restrictions will be in place until further notice.

Tuesday the 30th of October, 2018 to Wednesday the 30th of October, 2019
Information sent Monday the 29th of October, 2018


Cultural Center
  • The Old Courts (Arts & Entertainment, Nonprofit Organization)
    Crawford Street, Wigan, WN1 1NA — 871 yards to the northwest.
Nursing Agency
Medical & Health
Tex-Mex Restaurant
  • La Sentidos Loca (Cocktail Bar)
    14 Market street, Wigan, WN1 1HX — 944 yards to the north.
Coffee Shop
  • Caffè Nero
    Unit 37 Grand Arcade23 Crompton St, Wigan, WN1 1BH — 913 yards to the north.
Fast Food Restaurant
Shopping & Retail
  • Asda (Supermarket)
    Soho Street, Robin Park, Wigan, WN5 0XA — 1619 yards to the west.
Boutique Store
Government Organization
  • Wigan Libraries
    Wigan Life Centre, Wigan, WN11NH — 767 yards to the north.
  • Casino de Cuba (Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Cuban Restaurant)
    13-15 Millgate, Wigan, WN1 1YB — 875 yards to the north.
  • Little Fifteen Wigan
    17-19 Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1LD — 763 yards to the north.
  • The Boulevard - Wigan (Performance & Event Venue, MusicianBand)
    19 Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1LD — 760 yards to the north.
  • Reflex Wigan (Dance & Night Club)
    1-3 King Street, Wigan, WN1 1DY — 710 yards to the north.
Stadium, Arena & Sports Venue
  • Wigan Roller Rink (Food & Beverage)
    Unit 2, Eckersley Mill, Swan Meadow Road, Wigan, WN3 5BD — 603 yards to the west.
Train Station
Italian Restaurant
  • The Fat Olive (Mediterranean Restaurant)
    13 Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan, WN1 2AD — 1372 yards to the north.
  • Franco's Wigan (Pizza Place)
    5 Rodney Street, Wigan, WN1 1DG — 565 yards to the north.
  • Wigan
    Wigan — 680 yards to the northwest.
  • Ince
    Ince — 1172 yards to the southeast.
  • Leo's Patisserie Wigan (ProductService, Local Service)
    21 Wigan Lane, Wigan, WN1 1XR — 1531 yards to the north.
Chinese Restaurant
Nail Salon
Live Music Venue
  • Baliff Bar
    King Street West, Wigan, WN1 1NA — 886 yards to the northwest.
  • The Edge, Wigan
    Riveredge, Wigan, WN3 5AB — 1012 yards to the west.
American Restaurant
Local Business
Burger Restaurant
Amateur Sports Team
Sports Club
Bowling Alley
GymPhysical Fitness Center
  • Xercise4Less
    Chapel Ln, Wigan, WN1 1DU — 425 yards to the north.
  • Strength & Fitness Lab (HealthBeauty, Vitamin Supplement Shop)
    Anderton Street, Wigan, WN2 2BG — 1537 yards to the east.
  • Sweatshop Gym (Weight Loss Center, Fitness Trainer)
    5 Mason Street, Wigan, WN3 4AQ — 851 yards to the northwest.
  • Wigan Life Centre - Healthy Living Zone (Public Swimming Pool)
    Wigan Life Centre College Ave, Wigan, WN1 1NJ — 663 yards to the north.
Shopping Mall
Information retrieved Monday 4 March 2019 at 19:37