The Liverpool Canal Link

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What Boaters Need to Know

A virtual journey along the Liverpool Canal Link

Liverpool Canal Link Official Opening

Photos of route before work started

May 2007 photos of work on the Link

October 2007 photos of work on the Link

May 2008 photos of work on the Link

October 2008 photos of work on the Link

March 2009 photos of the completed Link

Also on Pennine Waterways:

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal

The Sankey or St Helens Canal

Waterways in Manchester and Salford

The Bridgewater Canal

The Manchester Ship Canal

See the full list of canals covered by this site

Liverpool Canal Link

The Liverpool Canal Link extends the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by way of Liverpool's Central Docks and Pier Head to the South Docks.

The Link gives boaters an outstanding destination close to the city centre.

It is a broad canal with 2 new locks as well as the 4 locks on the Stanley Dock Branch that gives access to the Link.

The link was opened to regular traffic in April 2009.

(Any boats crossing the Mersey to Eastham will now need to pass along the new Canal Link, through the South Docks and exit at Brunswick Lock. Arrangements for using this lock need to be made through Liverpool Marina. There are strict requirements which must be met by boats entering the Manchester Ship Canal.)

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