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The Sankey Canal

Sun 24th Apr 2022

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region / Area
Northern England / Mersey Valley
Local Group
Anytime Anywhere
Distance
18ml.
Start Time
09.00
Route
Spike Island c.p. Lower Church St, Widnes WA8 0NG (free) for transport (car-shuttle) to start at St Helens

Opened in 1757, the Sankey Canal linked St Helens and Newton-le-Willows with the Mersey at Warrington, later extended to Widnes. Disused since 1963, the towpath now forms a linear parkway through woodland, farmland and parkland, with plenty of industrial archaeology en route, finishing by the shore of the Mersey estuary

General Notes
Joint walk with LDWA History Group. Although authorised in 1755 as the Sankey Brook Navigation (ie an engineered river), the Sankey Canal was actually constructed as a completely new waterway, the first in modern Britain
Contact
John Knight Tel: 01625 614857 M: 07788 951669
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