Welcome to the millennium ribble link the prestigious 5 8m project to construct the millennium ribble link opened in 2002. The map offers two unique layers.
1 2 maps are located on pages 7 9.
Ribble link map. The ribble link has cost in excess of 8 5million so far in august 2001 there was some concern about a number of tight bends and trials with a 70 foot 21 m measuring rod resulted in some of them having to be re aligned. Ribble link lock no 9 is on the ribble link 2 miles and 3 furlongs and 8 locks to the west. The ribble link is tidal which governs its operating times.
Ribble link lancaster canal junction is a major waterways place at the junction of the ribble link with the lancaster canal main line. Lodge hill junction is on the lancaster canal main line 22 miles and. The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 62 feet long and 14.
It contains nine locks seven canal one river and one sea lock and channel widening to allow navigation by 10ft 6in beam boats. This is the first new navigation to be built in england since the manchester ship canal in the 19th century. Popular destinations mapped include beacon fell country park clitheroe castle sawley abbey and clitheroe train station.
Our interactive map of the ribble valley shows accommodation places to visit and transport links. The link runs around the outskirts of preston and flows into the river ribble which itself connects with the leeds liverpool canal s rufford branch. Preston terminus is on the lancaster canal main line 1 mile and 4 furlongs to the east.
The ribble link is a broad canal and is part of the waterways of mainland britain it runs for 2 miles and 7 furlongs through 9 locks from ribble savick brook junction where it joins the river ribble to ribble link lancaster canal junction where it joins the lancaster canal main line. Satellite offers an aerial view. The navigation had been designed with massive weirs near all the locks to cope with a 1 in 50 year flood level but.
Map shows a street map of the ribble valley.