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)

 

£1,655 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,360 per person
(based on two sharing)
£1,265 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,115 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)

 

£1,415 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,165 per person
(based on two sharing)
£1,085 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,045 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Shipley (12.7m)
Day 2: Shipley to Snaygill, Skipton (11.7m)
Day 3: Smaygill to Gargrave (6.6m)
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)

 

£1,270 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,160 per person
(based on two sharing)
£1,080 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,040 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)

 

£1,065 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£965 per person
(based on two sharing)
£895 per person (based on group of 3)
£860 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)

 

£985 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£885 per person
(based on two sharing)
£815 per person (based on group of 3)
£780 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Silsden (22.3m)
Day 2: Silsden to Colne (24m)
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)

 

£865 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£780 per person
(based on two sharing)
£720 per person (based on group of 3)
£690 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Silsden (22.3m)
Day 2: Silsden to Brierfield (28.7m)
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)

 

£750 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£675 per person
(based on two sharing)
£620 per person (based on group of 3)
£595 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)

 

£650 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 Salterforth (43.8m)
Day 2: Salterforth to Adlington (41.3m)
Day 3: Adlington to End –Vauxhall (41.3m)

 

£540 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£480 per person
(based on two sharing)
£435 per person (based on group of 3)
£415 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)

 

£425 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£370 per person
(based on two sharing)
£335 per person (based on group of 3)
£315 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Vauxhall (126m)

 

£305 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£265 per person
(based on two sharing)
£235 per person (based on group of 3)
£220 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.

£455 (single)
£305 per person
 (based on two people)
£205 per person (based on group of 3)
£155 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£380 (single)
£260 per person
 (based on two people)
£175 per person (based on group of 3)
£135 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£350 (single)
£240 per person
 (based on two people)
£160 per person (based on group of 3)
£120 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£310 (single)
£210 per person
 (based on two people)
£140 per person (based on group of 3)
£105 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£310 (single)
£210 per person
 (based on two people)
£140 per person (based on group of 3)
£105 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£275 (single)
£190 per person
 (based on two people)
£130 per person (based on group of 3)
£100 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£240 (single)
£165 per person
 (based on two people)
£110 per person (based on group of 3)
£85 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£220 (single)
£150 per person
 (based on two people)
£100 per person (based on group of 3)
£75 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£195 (single)
£135 per person
 (based on two people)
£90 per person (based on group of 3)
£70 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£170 (single)
£115 per person
 (based on two people)
£80 per person (based on group of 3)
£60 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£130 (single)
£90 per person
 (based on two people)
£60 per person (based on group of 3)
£45 per person (based on group of 4 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 £60.00 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.

£390 per person (single)
£195 per person
(2 passengers)
£130 per person (3 passengers)
£100 per person (4 passengers)
£80 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"

Mobile Digital Mapping
Digital maps can be viewed on most modern smartphones using an appropriate app, downloaded from the app store associated with your device. Brigantes recommend that whichever app you use, it should support Ordnance Survey 1:25k or 1:50k scale maps. There are many apps to choose from, but the two main providers are Ordnance Survey and Memory Map.

Each provider’s app has its own benefits, but both provide all-important offline navigation, meaning your device does not need a mobile signal to work effectively on the trail.

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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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