Category: Ravenhead Branch

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...

Junction with the Boardman’s Bridge Branch

< Next Ravenhead Branch JUMP TO > < End of Navigation End of Navigation > < Next Boardman’s Bridge Branch Next > < End of Navigation New Double Locks Jn > Where the Boardman’s Bridge Branch once went...

Junction with the Boardman’s Bridge Branch

< Next Ravenhead Branch Next > < End of Navigation Boardman’s Bridge Branch Jn > Looking back towards the start of the Ravenhead Branch where the Boardman’s Bridge Branch once continued from the left to pass...

Footbridge with clearance

< Next Ravenhead Branch Next > < End of Navigation Boardman’s Bridge Branch Jn > The first bridge on the Ravenhead Branch is a footbridge with adequate clearances making navigation possible. Waterway and Kilometerage HELENS-RB 24.700 OS...

Glass Bridge

< Next Ravenhead Branch Next > < End of Navigation Boardman’s Bridge Branch Jn > The glass sided footbridge links the two parts of Pilkington’s World of Glass in St Helens. Waterway and Kilometerage HELENS-RB 24.790 OS...

Railway Bridge

< Next Ravenhead Branch Next > < End of Navigation Boardman’s Bridge Branch Jn > The Railway Line through St Helens crosses a bridge over the towpath.  It’s not clear if the bridge over the canal...

Near the End

< Next Ravenhead Branch Next > < End of Navigation Boardman’s Bridge Branch Jn > Very near the end of the St Helens Canal is passes between modern shopping outlets and car parking spaces. Waterway and...

Limit of the Ravenhead Branch

< Next Ravenhead Branch Next > < End of Navigation Boardman’s Bridge Branch Jn > The limit of navigation of the Ravenhead Branch of the St Helens Canal.  The branch once continued for around 650m (700 yards) further...

Ravenhead Branch – End of Navigation

< Next Ravenhead Branch Next > < End of Navigation Boardman’s Bridge Branch Jn > This will be the limit of navigation on the Ravenhead Branch when it’s restored.  Visitor moorings and a winding point are...

Tavern Swing Bridge

< Next Ravenhead Branch Next > < End of Navigation Boardman’s Bridge Branch Jn > Photographed just beyond the current limit of navigation of the Ravenhead Branch, this is where the canal once passed from where...

Canal Street

< Next Ravenhead Branch Next > < End of Navigation Boardman’s Bridge Branch Jn > The final 400m (¼ mile) of the Ravenhead Branch once headed into the distance along what is, rather cheekily, called Canal...

Near the End

< Next Ravenhead Branch Next > < End of Navigation Boardman’s Bridge Branch Jn > From Tavern Swing Bridge in the distance near the white building, the Ravenhead Branch once came towards the camera along what...

End of the Ravenhead Branch

< JUMP TO Ravenhead Branch Next > < Boardman’s Bridge Jn Boardman’s Bridge Jn > We’re standing at the end of the Ravenhead Branch of the St Helens Canal.  This final section of the canal closed...