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.
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