Leeds & Liverpool Canal Path
126 mile walk beside Northern England's longest canal

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 126 miles long. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Leeds to Apperley Bridge (8.9m)
Day 2: Apperley Bridge to Bingley (Five Rise Locks) (8.2m)
Day 3: Bingley (Five Rise Locks) to Kildwick (8.4m)
Day 4: Kildwick to Gargrave (9.9m)
Day 5: Gargrave to Salterforth (9.6m)
Day 6: Salterforth to Burnley (9.9m)
Day 7: Burnley to Clayton-le-Moors (9m)
Day 8: Clayton-le-Moors to Blackburn Catherdral (8.4m)
Day 9: Blackburn Cathedral to Whittle-le-Woods (10m)
Day 10: Whittle-le-Woods to Wigan (12.1m)
Day 11: Wigan to Lathom (10.3m)
Day 12: Lathom to Lydiate (11.6m)
Day 13: Lydiate to End –Vauxhall (14.3m)

 

£1,240 per person (based on two sharing)
£1,110 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Shipley (12.7m)
Day 2: Shipley to Kildwick (11.6m)
Day 3: Kildwick to Gargrave (9.9m)
Day 4: Gargrave to Colne (12.1m)
Day 5: Colne to Clayton-le-Moors (15.2m)
Day 6: Clayton-le-Moors to Blackburn (8.8m)
Day 7: Blackburn to Adlington (15.2m)
Day 8: Adlington to Lathom (16.6m)
Day 9: Lathom to Lydiate (11.6m)
Day 10: Lydiate to End –Vauxhall (14.3m)

 

£980 per person (based on two sharing)
£880 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Bingley (16.3m)
Day 2: Bingley to Skipton (13.2m)
Day 3: Skipton to Salterforth (14.7m)
Day 4: Salterforth to Clayton-le-Moors (18.1m)
Day 5: Clayton-le-Moors to Whittle le Woods (18m)
Day 6: Whittle le Woods to Wigan (12.1m)
Day 7: Wigan to Lydiate (21.3m)
Day 8: Lydiate to End –Vauxhall (14.3m)

 

£830 per person (based on two sharing)
£735 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Bingley (16.3m)
Day 2: Bingley to Gargrave (16.3m)
Day 3: Gargrave to Burnley (19.1m)
Day 4: Burnley to Blackburn (17.4m)
Day 5: Blackburn to Wigan (22.1m)
Day 6: Wigan to Lydiate (21.3m)
Day 7: Lydiate to End –Vauxhall (14.3m)

 

£715 per person (based on two sharing)
£645 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Kildwick (24.3m)
Day 2: Kildwick to Colne (22m)
Day 3: Colne to Blackburn (24m)
Day 4: Blackburn to Wigan (22.1m)
Day 5: Wigan to Lydiate (21.3m)
Day 6: Lydiate to End –Vauxhall (14.3m)

 

£665 per person (based on two sharing)
£580 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Kildwick (24.3m)
Day 2: Kildwick to Brierfield (26.7m)
Day 3: Brierfield to Whittle le Woods (29.5m)
Day 4: Whittle le Woods to Lathom (21.8m)
Day 5: Lathom to End –Vauxhall (25.3m)

 

£570 per person (based on two sharing)
£505 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Gargrave (34.2m)
Day 2: Gargrave to Clayton le Moors (27.3m)
Day 3: Clayton le Moors to Wigan (30.1m)
Day 4: Wigan to End –Vauxhall (35m)

 

£490 per person (based on two sharing)
£425 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Salterforth (43.8m)
Day 2: Salterforth to Adlington (41.3m)
Day 3: Adlington to End –Vauxhall (41.3m)

 

£405 per person (based on two sharing)
£350 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to End – Vauxhall (126m)
Day 2: Clayton le Moors to End –Vauxhall (64.5m)

 

£320 per person (based on two sharing)
£270 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Clayton le Moors (61.5m)

 

£225 per person (based on two sharing)
£185 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£265 per person (based on two people
£180 per person (based on group of 3)
£135 per person (based on group of 4)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£215 per person (based on two people
£150 per person (based on group of 3)
£110 per person (based on group of 4)
£9.00 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£200 per person (based on two people
£135 per person (based on group of 3)
£100 per person (based on group of 4)
£10.00 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£152 per person (based on two people
£105 per person (based on group of 3)
£80 per person (based on group of 4)
£9.00 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£170 per person (based on two people
£115 per person (based on group of 3)
£85 per person (based on group of 4)
£70 per person (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£140 per person (based on two people
£95 per person (based on group of 3)
£75 per person (based on group of 4)
£60 per person (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£130 per person (based on two people
£90 per person (based on group of 3)
£65 per person (based on group of 4)
£55 per person (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£115 per person (based on two people
£80 per person (based on group of 3)
£60 per person (based on group of 4)
£50 per person (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£100 per person (based on two people
£70 per person (based on group of 3)
£50 per person (based on group of 4)
£40 per person (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£80 per person (based on two people
£55 per person (based on group of 3)
£45 per person (based on group of 4)
£35 per person (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Transport
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Personal Transport
Parking at our secure premises in Kirkby Malham (BD23 4BX), personal transport to the start of the walk at Leeds, and return to Kirkby Malham from Liverpool at the end of the walk.

£160 per person (minimum 2 passengers)
£110 per person (3 passengers)
£85 per person (4 passengers)
£65 per person (5 to 7 passengers)

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:
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.

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

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.

See more information:
Canal River Trust

Books
"Leeds and Liverpool Canal"

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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