River Douglas


River Douglas

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The River Douglas, also known as the River Asland, is a river that flows through Lancashire and Greater Manchester in the north-west of England. It is a tributary of the River Ribble and has itself two tributaries, the River Tawd and the River Yarrow.

At Tarleton, the Douglas is joined by the Rufford Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. In 1714 an act of Parliament was passed allowing Robert Holt of Crooke Hall to make the Douglas navigable to small ships.The river rises on Winter Hill on the West Pennine Moors, and flows for 35 miles through the town centre of Wigan and onto the Ribble estuary past Tarleton, the last 10 miles or so being tidal. In 1892 the Douglas was diverted in Wigan to the site of Wigan Central railway station.

Tributaries

*Longton Brook
*Centre Drain
*Carr Heys Watercourse
*Tarra Carr Gutter
**Hall Pool
*Dunkirk Dib
*Rakes Brook
*Carr Brook
*Strine Brook
*River Yarrow
**River Lostock
***Wymott Brook
***Clayton Brook
***Slack Brook
***Whave's Brook
**Spent Brook
**Syd Brook
***Howe Brook
***Pye Brook
**Culbeck Brook
***Chapel Brook
****Ransnap Brook
****German Brook
**Hodge Brook
**River Chor
**Clancutt Brook
***Tanyard Brook
***Whittle Brook
**Eller Brook
***Moss Ditch
**Black Brook
***Tan House Brook
***Warth Brook
****Brinscall Brook
****Fill Brook
**Roaring Lum
**Dean Brook
***Hall Brook
***Cote Slack
**Limestone Brook
**Green Withins Brook
*The Sluice
**Mill
**Old Reed Brook
*Main Ditch
*Eller Brook
**Wham Ditch
**Black Brook
**Abbey Brook
***New Park Brook
***Castle Brook
***Sefton Brook
****Dungeon Brook
****Dicket's Brook
*****Goose Brook
*Mill Ditch
**New Reed Brook
**Bentley Brook
*River Tawd
**Slate Brook
**Grimshaw Brook
*Middlehurst Brook
*Dock Brook
*Alder Lane Brook
*Sprodley Brook
*Calico Brook
*Lees Brook
*Dean Brook
**Sand Brook
*Ackhurst Brook
*Mill Brook
*Bradshaw Brook
*Close Brook
*Barley Brook
*Smithy Brook
**Poolstock Brook
***Ince Brook
****Hawkley Brook
****Reed Brook
*****Park Brook
*Clarington Brook
*Bradley Brook
*Bucklow Brook
**Moss Ditch
**Buckow Brook
***Hic-bibi Brook
****Stars Brook
*****Almond Brook
*****Tunley Brook
*Pearl Brook
*Arley Brook

ee also

*Douglas Navigation

External links

* [http://www.ribblelink.co.uk Ribble Link Trust]
* [http://seafishingandwalking.co.uk/2006/08/walking-along-river-douglas-lancashire.html A few views of the River Douglas in a personal 'blog']


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