The former dry dock alongside the Rufford Branch at Lathom Junction. The main line of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal is immediately behind the stone towpath bridge.
The dry dock at Lathom seen from the stone towpath bridge. The cottages around the canal junction and top lock are in a conservation area.
Looking north down the two Lathom Locks.
The lower of the two Lathom Locks with Runnel Brow Bridge in the background.
Looking back up Lathom Locks to the junction with the Leeds and Liverpool main line.
Of interest along the Rufford Branch are examples of some of the unusual paddle mechanisms that can be found on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
Above, the ground paddles at the top lock are operated by these horizontal rotating handles.
The ground paddles on the second lock are operated by these wooden levers, which are lifted into a vertical position to open the paddle.