SJ6255 : Hurleston Locks No 2, Llangollen Canal, Cheshire

taken 8 years ago, near to Barbridge, Cheshire, Great Britain

Hurleston Locks No 2, Llangollen Canal, Cheshire
Hurleston Locks No 2, Llangollen Canal, Cheshire
This is shows the bottom mitre gates of Lock No 2.

The pounds below Locks 1 and 2 are very short and wide. The locks are directly in line with each other by the towpath. All is well if a waiting climbing boat is tied or held while the descending boat passes. However (and this is especially so between Locks 2 and 3), if both boats wait in the locks until both gates are open (a common practice), the ascending boat MUST navigate slowly to the right of the descending boat as they pass each other in the short pound. Easy? Try it when there is a stiff south or south-westerly breeze! Entertainment for gongoozlers is a distinct possibility ;-)

The four locks in the flight alter the water level by 34 feet and 3 inches (about 10.4 metres) from the main line of the Shropshire Union Canal.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 February, 2010
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Lock   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 623 552 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.5750N 2:33.7902W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 623 552
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