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Address: Bingley, Bradford, England
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5* for 5 locks

We have walked and cycled this route from Apperley Bridge. It's a beautiful route with lovely views along the way. Nice little cafe at the top to stop for a sandwich and a drink... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Maria G
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We have walked and cycled this route from Apperley Bridge. It's a beautiful route with lovely views along the way. Nice little cafe at the top to stop for a sandwich and a drink after completing the rising paths.

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Manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The five rise locks is a lovely landmark - you can walk from Bingley via Fishermans Inns to Shipley - a pleasant & picturesque walk.

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Cambridge, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Amazingly, this series of five locks rises almost 20metres over only 100 metres. What a brilliant piece of Victorian engineering! which enabled goods to be transported by canal from Liverpool to Leeds. The site is meticulously maintained and easy to access from the footpath or local area. If you're there when barges are passing through you get to see the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A great place to walk to including the surrounding area. With a great cafe at the top, and stunning views of the aire valley.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This would rate at one star only if England's industrial heritage meant nothing to you, but I have scored it on the basis that you are coming here to see it for what it is; a high rise set of 5 locks. Going from the bottom up you are rewarded with a cafe at the top. It is a pleasant... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It's easy to park nearby to the five-rise locks at this time of year but the whole canal walk and local parking are slightly more well used in the middle of summer. We had a lovely walk last week all the way from here along the canal to Saltaire - lots of wildlife to see and obviously the walk is... More 

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was a really great place to enjoy some fresh air and take a nice stroll by the locks. Great photo opportunities too, and would really recommend the little cafe by the water at the top of the lock, lovely to sit outside with a nice cup of tea and homemade cake, while the children can purchase duck bread and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Not particularly recommended in cold weather. However, in summer, plan your day around it. If, as I am, you are fascinated by our waters and the beautifully adorned barges that navigate them, then a day spent observing how each bargee, novice or expert, lower and raise themselves through this famous set of locks.

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Boston, England
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Impressive to see a canal rise up a hill - very clever them old people considering no modern machinery that we take for granted!

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Bingley
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Living near to five rise locks it truly wonderful. You never get fed up of this sight. We often walk on the canal in both directions,and when you stand at the top of the locks and look down you realise how difficult it must have been to build the locks and how high it is. When you look up at... More 

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