Bingley Five Rise Locks
Bingley Five Rise Locks
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  • David C
    London, United Kingdom368 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Engineering
    We had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to this marvel of historic engineering. Watching the canal boats being lifted is impressive; all done by hand. There is a short walk to three rise locks and a cafe at the top of the main rise by the canal. Well worth a vist and we parked in Beck Lane a short walk away.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 16, 2023
  • the_finchley_lees
    London, United Kingdom889 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This will convert any lock non-enthusiast
    Incredible piece of late 1700s engineering. I have no idea how long it takes for a vessel to pass thru the Five locks, 2 hours maybe? Anyway a beautiful sight and lovely walks up the canal to Salt Mill.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Exploration793639
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cheers to the lock volunteers
    Came up the massive locks today. So grateful for all the volunteers who helped us safely through and a special thanks to Phillipa who literally went the extra mile to reunite us with our windlass which we left at the beginning of our journey up. A delight for boaters and watchers alike
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2023
  • Peter W
    Sudbury, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Off chance visit
    Railway friends visited at the end of a day on the Keighley and worth valley. Stopped at the well stocked cafe. Enjoyed refreshments and chat in the sun by the canal. Saw the locks operated and pure luck coming up the flight was a steam powered narrow boat. A great surprise, and end to a great day out. We'll worth the visit, even for the atmosphere alone.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Shirley E
    Dronfield, United Kingdom397 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A feat of engineering
    This is quite a feat of engineering and definitely worth seeing. Took me quite a while to find it as the sat nav took me to a residential area but it was down the hill from there. Street parking only and that’s limited. Very popular cafe at the locks.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 10, 2024
  • Christine K
    Barnsley, United Kingdom1,084 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice towpath walk, inconsiderate cyclists
    Staying at the nearby Premier Inn, I decided to have an evening stroll along the canal. Walked through the housing estate and on to the towpath. I decided to carry on to the locks as it was only about a mile. Loved looking at all the boats snfmd buildings, and the locks. The walk was a little spoiled by cyclists without bells passing within inches of me without warning.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 11, 2024
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castle1_10
Leeds, UK1,905 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
After the Christmas Day festivities it’s decided to take the canal wander to Bingley to revisit the locks.
Easy walk along the canal bank mostly in good condition we took about 40 minutes walk and back
There is a cafe at the 5 rise top lock but Boxing Day it wasn’t open.
Overhaul a nice wander with a bit of wildlife to boot
Recommend
Written December 26, 2022
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David C
London, UK368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to this marvel of historic engineering. Watching the canal boats being lifted is impressive; all done by hand. There is a short walk to three rise locks and a cafe at the top of the main rise by the canal. Well worth a vist and we parked in Beck Lane a short walk away.
Written July 16, 2023
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SteveandAlison W
Eldwick, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
I am proud to say that the 5 Rise Locks are on my doorstep so visiting them is a regular thing for me. Recently featured on Celebrities go Barging there is no doubt that the people who designed and built these locks knew what they were doing. If you are ever fortunate enough to visit Yorkshire and find yourself in the vicinity of Bingley make sure you take a look. They really are something else.
Written March 1, 2020
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dennishaslam
Barnsley, UK20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
A failed visit for something I had specifically picked this area for
Have usually stayed in skipton and visited Grassington and that area.
On Tuesday I had planned to spend some time on the canal 5 and 3 locks , but I never actually found them. I saw 1 sign saying follow this road sign for the 5 locks but never saw another one so after trolling round the area and not finding it I came home. I won’t be returning. It was very disappointing as I have seen lots of programs about this feat of engineering and I love to visit canals when I am away and the ones locally (Barnsley and Rotherham) I would advise anyone who does decide to visit to research how to get there better than I did
Written April 26, 2022
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Coulson67
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
Incredibly helpful lock keepers assisting with our situation due to high winds. Thank you to Miles and John the following day for making our first experience of the locks very enjoyable. We learnt a lot of interesting facts from you all.
Written October 9, 2021
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Anne B
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We took a walk from Bingley station to the canal. It’s easy to find well signposted. We walked to the three rise locks then onto the five rise. A very interesting feat of engineering with information boards to explain the history.
We enjoyed our visit and took in the lovely surroundings and authentic buildings that are well preserved.
Written May 21, 2022
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,012 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
There are two flights of locks in Bingley. There is a three lock flight on the edge of the town centre, near the railway station. A short walk up the Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the five lock flight.

If you are interested in history you may enjoy checking this impressive engineering marvel.
Written October 4, 2021
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Brownie43
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
At present the 5 rise locks are undergoing major repairs, but you can see down from the top. The volunteers told us the work should be finished in about three weeks. There has been a lot of structural damage and erosion. Look forward to seeing the finished result. The café is great and you can still visit the 3 rise ones.
Written February 25, 2022
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,752 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Superbly and sympathetically restored staircase of canal locks with a wide canal and easy walks along the towpath. The tree lined canal curves away on the Bingley side and plenty of signs of good maintenance. Plenty of wildlife along the way with mallard predominating. The lock keepers office has details for those wishing to ascend or descend. The canalside cafe has plenty of outside seating. Children need to be watched carefully for obvious reasons.
Written October 26, 2022
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the_finchley_lees
London, UK889 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Incredible piece of late 1700s engineering. I have no idea how long it takes for a vessel to pass thru the Five locks, 2 hours maybe?
Anyway a beautiful sight and lovely walks up the canal to Salt Mill.
Written August 6, 2023
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