Great Britain » Manchester Ship Canal | England

The waterway for big gauche from Mercy Bay to the industrial city of Manchester


Manchester Ship Canal | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 58 km
Number of locks: 5
Lock dimensions: 182.80 x 19.80
Max. depth: 8.50
Max. headroom: 21.30
Degree of difficulty: Very demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Main waterway
Facilities groundside: Hardly existent

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Waterway has access to:

Bridgewater Canal | England
Trent & Mercey Canal | England
Atlantic Sea

Manchester Ship Canal
The canal has opened up, by way of the mouth of the Mersey, a shipping link for the major industrial city Manchester that is comparable to those of cities on the coast. The last 2 km or so on River Irwell from Woden Street to Hant's Bank are only navigable with smaller boats.