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Leeds and Liverpool Canal

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Walked miles along this canal!

Most people cycle from Liverpool to Leeds. Its said that the wind will be behind you if you go that way. Also the Leeds end is a lot nicer than the Liverpool end so you end at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people cycle from Liverpool to Leeds. Its said that the wind will be behind you if you go that way. Also the Leeds end is a lot nicer than the Liverpool end so you end at the nice bit if you go that way. Definitley great for summer walks!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a canal - not really a tourist hotspot or anything. But on a warm day with the sun shining then I like to cycle up to Saltaire and back. There are pubs along the route and generally quite a relaxed atmosphere shared by most people. I would definitely steer well clear of using the canal path when the sun... More 

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Thank Alex G
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Always a nice atmosphere slowly walking down the canal banks in the hills! Boaters always stop and wave and sometimes offer you a cup of tea. If your lucky that is

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1 Thank Lukey_Loves_Gin
Belper, Derbyshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Canal area has been tastefully redeveloped with bars, Restaurant and activities such as the Armouries. The majority of buildings seem to be flats and businesses that fit well into the area. Good place just to walk around and not too far from the City Centre

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1 Thank 2eastwalk
N Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Normally drive to Bank Newton and walk to East Marton but have walked Bank Newton to Gargrave and East Marton to Barnoldswick. They are lovely walks but can be quite exposed in the rain and wind. It's grass so can be muddy if wet. People do cycle. There are a few gated sections and styles. There are toilets at Gargrave... More 

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1 Thank BACNYorkshire
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I regularly cycle on different parts of the Canal and the Towpath has undergone a reinstatement recently and is just about finished. There is the odd small cafe for a drink if required.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

I have walked along the canal tow path many times, it's beautiful, lots to see, if you have the time take the train to Bingley and walk all the way to Leeds, you need a full day, there's the five and four rise locks at Bingley, call off in Saltaire, there's a pub along the way, it's well worth it

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Thank S H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Ive grown up around leeds and I just love leeds liverpool canal its great for Fishing,kayaking,boating and nice long walks not so good for swimming or diving though

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This ingress for cycling though can get a bit busy with walkers depending on weather and when you ride. The surface is quite good though suits a mountain or hybrid bike. The landscape changes over the miles and usually plenty of wildlife from herons to rabbits.

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Thank Gary B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We have walked into Leeds city centre along the stretch from Rodley and totally enjoyed the views, wildlife (Kingfishers,ducks, swans, horses, cows, sheep etc.) and a couple of the pubs along the way too. We've also gone the other way, form Apperley Bridge and ended up at Saltaire, which lets you have stunning views of the country side and the... More 

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