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)

 

£1,545 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,260 per person
(based on two sharing)
£1,165 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,120 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 Whittle le Woods (10m)
Day 8: Whittle le Woods to Wigan (12.1m)
Day 9: Wigan to Lathom (10.3m)
Day 10: Lathom to Lydiate (11.6m)
Day 11: Lydiate to End –Vauxhall (14.3m)

 

£1,320 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,080 per person
(based on two sharing)
£1,000 per person (based on group of 3)
£960 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)

 

£1,220 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£995 per person
(based on two sharing)
£920 per person (based on group of 3)
£885 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)

 

£1,015 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£825 per person
(based on two sharing)
£765 per person (based on group of 3)
£730 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)

 

£940 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£755 per person
(based on two sharing)
£690 per person (based on group of 3)
£660 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)

 

£830 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£665 per person
(based on two sharing)
£610 per person (based on group of 3)
£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)

 

£725 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£580 per person
(based on two sharing)
£530 per person (based on group of 3)
£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)

 

£630 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£495 per person
(based on two sharing)
£450 per person (based on group of 3)
£430 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)

 

£525 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£405 per person
(based on two sharing)
£365 per person (based on group of 3)
£345 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)

 

£430 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£325 per person
(based on two sharing)
£290 per person (based on group of 3)
£270 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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

 

£305 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£225 per person
(based on two sharing)
£200 per person (based on group of 3)
£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.

£570 (single)
£285 per person
 (based on two people)
£190 per person (based on group of 3)
£145 per person (based on group of 4)
£9.00 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£485 (single)
£245 per person
 (based on two people)
£165 per person (based on group of 3)
£125 per person (based on group of 4)
£9.00 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£450 (single)
£225 per person
 (based on two people)
£150 per person (based on group of 3)
£115 per person (based on group of 4)
£9.00 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£380 (single)
£190 per person
 (based on two people)
£130 per person (based on group of 3)
£95 per person (based on group of 4)
£80 per person (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£375 (single)
£190 per person
 (based on two people)
£125 per person (based on group of 3)
£95 per person (based on group of 4)
£75 per person (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£335 (single)
£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

£295 (single)
£150 per person
 (based on two people)
£100 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

£270 (single)
£135 per person
 (based on two people)
£90 per person (based on group of 3)
£70 per person (based on group of 4)
£55 per person (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£240 (single)
£120 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

£210 (single)
£105 per person
 (based on two people)
£70 per person (based on group of 3)
£55 per person (based on group of 4)
£45 per person (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£160 (single)
£80 per person
 (based on two people)
£55 per person (based on group of 3)
£40 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.

Note: transport supports walkers and runners only, we are not able to transport cycles.

£320 per person (single)
£160 per person
(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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Walkers' Testimonials

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One Reply to “Leeds & Liverpool Canal Path”

  1. October 2019 :We just wanted to let you know what a lovely holiday we all had on the Leeds to Liverpool canal. The weather stayed fine for us which was a major factor but your organisation was flawless, all the bags were collected and delivered on time and the pack of instructions that you provided us with helped us to plan our adventure without hiccups.

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