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Wigan to Liverpool

15thMay- 22nd May 2018 (7 nights)

From: ​   Wigan 21 Top lock (Leeds                 & Liverpool Canal)


To:         Liverpool - Eldonian             

         Village (Leeds &

         Liverpool Canal)

HIGHLIGHTS:    ​Wigan 21

                        Wigan Pier
                        Crooke Village
                        Halsall

                        Crosby Beech
                        Aintree
                        Liverpool

​ ​NARROWBOAT ELLIS

Our guests will join us either near New Springs or just before the Top of the Wigan Lock flight (nearest train station being Wigan).  As the flight of 21 locks can take some time to descend, our first night will be spent at the top. 

If water usage restrictions have been lifted, we’ll set off early doors and begin our decent.  At present, CRT are only letting boats into the flight for 1 hour on a morning then  locking the top and bottom gates until the afternoon when they re-open again for another hour facilitate exit from the flight.  It’s quite a strenuous day but  not an unpleasant one… we might need reminding to have 3 shredded wheat that morning!   We’ll aim to moor somewhere around Wigan Pier to allow time to explore the following morning and then head off towards   Crooke Village or Marina   (http://www.crookevillage.co.uk/index.html)  The following morning, We’ll set off towards Halsall which will be tonight’s mooring location where you may visit The Grade 1 14th Century  St Cuthbert’s Church  - it’s probably the most  notable landmark in the area.  We might stay here for the next day to allow time for a visit to Crosby Beach to see Antony Gormley’s “Another Place” … eerie but beguiling installation  .Aintree will be our next  mooring spot  -  famous for the racecourse and retail park.  On Our final morning we’ll chug towards Eldonian basin  where  our guests can depart to explore the vibrant city of Liverpool or return home.  Those wanting to explore Liverpool should take a look on Visit Liverpool 2018 website for some excellent information.