Leeds Liverpool: Walk Information


The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 127 miles long. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet.

This route offers you:

Walking – Reasonably easy walking on towpaths, please note that often these can be muddy during wet weather.

History – see how industrial Britain in it’s heyday, has transformed, leaving huge factories to be renovated into trendy town apartments, or sadly left to ruin.

Nature – you should be lucky enough to see “Ratty”, the water voles which thrive in the canal environment, swans and their signets, kingfishers, dragonflies, and maybe even an otter.

Views – take in the diverse landscape the canal passes through, from the cities of Leeds & Liverpool, the industrial towns of Blackburn & Saltaire, to the market towns of Skipton & Barnoldswick, to the pretty Dales villages of Gargrave & Bank Newton.

Useful External Links

Canal & River Trust

LDWA Walk Information