Unlock the Waterways

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which is the longest canal in the country, runs through the heart of the Chorley borough and once upon a time was the lifeblood of the industrial revolution-carrying supplies to and from the mills. Today it is transformed. Rich in wildlife, the canal has some lovely tow paths to explore and you can even hire a narrow boat and take a trip on the water yourself.

Johnson’s Hillock Locks

A popular destination during the summer months is the Johnson’s Hillock Locks. It is a series of seven consecutive locks and watching the narrow boats negotiating them all is an impressive event, particularly for the lucky souls reclining with a drink at the Top Lock Pub on a summer evening taking in the fevered activity at the water’s edge.