Category: Gerard’s Bridge Branch (St Helens Cnl)

St Helens Canal Maps

Free Maps These are my free maps covering the St Helens Canal. Download these free maps (from the links at the end) to see how good my maps are, and to check you can...

Start of the Gerard’s Bridge Branch

< Next Gerard’s Bridge Branch JUMP TO > < New Double Lock Jn End of Navigation > < Next Blackbrook Branch JUMP TO > < End of Navigation End of Navigation > < JUMP TO St Helens Canal...

Crossing the Weir

< Next Gerard’s Bridge Branch Next > < New Double Lock Jn Old Double Locks Jn > The footpath / cyclepath regains the line of the towpath to the west of Park Road.  A bridge has...

Overgrown Channel

< Next Gerard’s Bridge Branch Next > < New Double Lock Jn Old Double Locks Jn > It’s easy to walk or cycle along the route of the canal and, with a little work, it will...

Low Footbridge

< Next Gerard’s Bridge Branch Next > < New Double Lock Jn Old Double Locks Jn > A low footbridge crosses the channel close to the normal water level.  After recent heavy rain the water levels...

Between the Buildings

< Next Gerard’s Bridge Branch Next > < New Double Lock Jn Old Double Locks Jn > Approaching St Helens the route of the canal is still protected as it’s squeezed between the industrial buildings on...

Merton Banks Bridge

< Next Gerard’s Bridge Branch Next > < New Double Lock Jn Old Double Locks Jn > Another bridge fixed close to water level.  The name has evolved and appears as Irelands Brow Bridge and Islands...

High Water Levels

< Next Gerard’s Bridge Branch Next > < New Double Lock Jn Old Double Locks Jn > Exceptionally high water levels after recent heavy rain meant the towpath became flooded and is hard to distinguish from...

Underwater Junction

< Next Gerard’s Bridge Branch Next > < End of Navigation Old Double Locks Jn > < Next Boardman’s Bridge Branch JUMP TO > < Ravenhead Branch Jn End of Navigation > Exceptionally high water levels after heavy...

Flooded Towpath

< Next Gerard’s Bridge Branch Next > < End of Navigation New Double Locks Jn > The Gerard’s Bridge Branch comes towards us and finished to the left of the photo.  The line of the water...

End of Navigation

< JUMP TO Gerard’s Bridge Branch Next > < Old Double Locks Jn New Double Locks Jn > The end of the Gerard’s Bridge Branch is to the left of the photo.  The towpath, nearer the...