Flight of Fancy

From the tideway of the Douglas to the top of Wigan

September 10, 2022
No. of Nights
Cruise Start
St Marys Marina Nr. Ormskirk
Cruise End
New Springs Nr. Wigan

From the quiet Rufford arm of the Leeds Liverpool to the top of the iconic Wigan flight of locks, or down the flight to St Marys Marina, this is an action packed cruise with 34 locks.

The Rufford arm runs down to the River Douglas that provides the link to the Lancaster Canal.

We will pass through lovely countryside and the attractive flights of locks at Wigan and on the Rufford arm.

All in all a lovely cruise.

Along the way we will:

  • Pass through many locks
  • go past interesting old mill buildings
  • See a number of interesting dry docks
  • Pass Wigan pier
  • See wonderful countryside
  • As ever, see some great wildlife