Part 2

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In part 2 of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal we cover the Western section from the summit tunnel at Foulridge right down into Liverpool itself. The programme includes the Leigh branch and the Rufford branch.

The mainly industrial character of this Western section is completely different from the vast open spaces on the other side of the tunnel. We descend through the cotton towns of Nelson and Burnley to cross the latter at rooftop level on a spectacular straight embankment.

The Blackburn waterfront has been greatly improved in recent years. Formally derelict warehouses with overhanging loading canopies are now restored and serve as pubs and a visitor centre.

The DVD is quite the best way to enjoy the notorious Wigan flight of 23 locks. Today, there is organised help available through British Waterways.

Wigan Pier is a major tourist attraction where history has been brought alive. The Pier itself is a Music Hall joke that has been brilliantly exploited and still leaves people wondering where it is.

The last 35 miles into Liverpool are remarkably scenic, skirting past Aintree racecourse on the way.

It's all here in this beautifully produced DVD for you to enjoy.

DVD Info

Region: 2
Running Time: 57 minutes
Release Date: 01/10/02

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