Routes to Leeds



The canal has a vibrant wildlife, including wild carp, bream, tench, roach, perch and the legendary double figured pike.

Birds are a plenty with swans, ducks, herons, kestrels, sparrow hawks and the flash of blue that is the Kingfisher.

Reedley Marina

Reedley Marina is ideally situated on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, a beautiful location with stunning views across the valley to Pendle Hill. Enjoy the Kingfisher Café Bar, excellent facilities and extensive car parking.
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Screen Shot 2016-06-06 at 13.56.44Barrowford

Take a leisurely cruise to historical Barrowford. A short 3 hour round trip, Barrowford offers a huge selection of tourist attractions, restaurants and bars. Minimum 3 days round trip
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Foulridge has the famous Foulridge Tunnel, legend has it that a cow once fell into the canal, walked through the tunnel before being rescued and taken to the nearest pub where it was warmed up with an alcoholic beverage. Minimum 3 days round trip
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Set in stunning scenery, the friendly market town of Barnoldswick – known affectionately to locals as Barlick – lies at the very heart of England. The town is quaint, quirky, colourful; above all Barnoldswick is friendly, warm and welcoming, full of character. Minimum 3 days round trip
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East Marton

Stop off at East Marton and walk through North Yorkshire starting from East Marton and continue on to explore the Drumlins. The route includes a small section of the Pennine Way. This is an easy to moderate walk. Minimum 3 days round trip
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Gargrave is a small village in the Craven District which is situated on the very edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Half a mile walk south of the village you will find the remains of a Roman Villa called Kirk Sink. Minimum 4 days round trip
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As the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, people travel the length and breadth of the country to visit this charming market town. With its famous 900 year old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street. Minimum 4 days round trip
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Bradley is divided into 2 parts; High Bradley and Low Bradley. The Bradley section of the canal was completed in 1775. Upon entering the village you will see there is a swing bridge crossing the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. Minimum 7 days round trip
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Kildwick is steeped in history, St Andrew’s is a historically significant church. Fragments of 9th century crosses have been excavated from its walls, evidence of the Anglos Saxon church built here before the Norman Conquest. Minimum 7 days round trip
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Silsden was mentioned in the 1086 Doomsday Book (Siglesdene) as the most important village in Craven. Industry came with the canal and the Industrial Revolution. The town hosted a number of mills none of which now operate in their original form. Minimum 7 days round trip
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If you decide to moore up in Riddlesden then you must visit The National Trusts Riddlesden Hall, a 17th-century manor house with romantic, intimate gardens. Friendly room guides bring the house to life and share the fascinating stories. Minimum 7 days round trip
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Bingley has beeen around for decades and is listed in the Doomsday book of 1086 as Bingheleia. Steeped in history going through all the ages starting with the Normans, Medievil and Tuder through to the Industrial Revolution. Minimum 7 days round trip
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Shipley was shaped largely by the Industrial Revolution though textile manufacture dates from pre-industrial times. Shipley was known for sheep grazing land, so wool was plentiful and the River Aire was a ready source of water for powering water mills. Minimum 7 days round trip
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Saltaire is a beautifull village in the heart of West Yorkshire. It is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill on the River Aire. In December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Well worth a visit. Minimum 7 days round trip
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Apperley Bridge

Apperley Bridge, from which the village takes its name, was built in the late 16th/early 17th century. Numerous farm buildings, barns, and previously canal related buildings along Apperley Road near Millman Bridge have listed building status. Minimum 7 days round trip
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The canal passes through Rodley Boat Yard and village. Sadly, many of the stone-built industrial buildings that once lined the canal have been demolished. The Rodley Nature Reserve is a wetland just north of Town Street on the north bank of the River Aire. Minimum 7 days round trip
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Kirkstall is a north-western suburb of Leeds and your last stop before reaching the end of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. Kitkstalls main attractions are Kirkstall Abbey and Saint Stephen’s Church and they are both well worth a visit. Minimum 10 days round trip
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Leeds can be traced back to the 5th century when the Kingdom of Elmet was covered by the forest of “Loidis”, the origin of the name Leeds. Now a thriving city with a population of more than 1.8 million, there is a lot to see and do. Minimum 10 days round trip
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