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“Worth Exploring”

Ranked #14 of 157 things to do in Leeds
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Worth Exploring”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We found an interesting section of the canal near the Hilton Hotel in an area called Granary Wharf. Several boats were moored here and it was interesting to have a look at them. This area is surrounded by lots of terrific restaurants.

Visited October 2013
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“Leeds to Rodley via the Leeds Liverpool canal towpath”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Flat 6.5 mile walk on good path which is mainly tarmac so suitable to use in wet weather.
We started just behind Leeds railway station and ended with lunch at the Station at Ridley. Check as they don't serve food everyday. Sandwich on a crisp warm baguette with chips was very nice and decent real ales.
We walked back as far as the Abbey pub for another pint then left the canal to catch a bus back to the City Centre.
A good day out.

Visited October 2013
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“Lovely area”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

I use the canal very often and it is one of the treasures of our landscape. Some areas are poor but the others make up for it. Plenty pubs and cafes along its route

Visited September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“The Best Holiday Ever!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We booked to go on Strumble with Canal Boat Escapes for a week at the beginning of September and are now seriously considering buying a barge as we had the best holiday ever! The peace and tranquillity of the canal was just what we needed and the boat itself was so comfortable and cosy. She is stunning to look at and so simple to manoeuvre, and I sort of enjoyed doing the locks all by myself in a funny sort of way. We are certain to book this delightful barge again-maybe even at the end of the year- as we had such a good time. Also, the fellow boating community is the most friendly and welcoming bunch of people we have ever encountered. A far cry from the rude individuals who seem to take up almost the entirety of Manchester City Centre, that's for sure!

Visited September 2013
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“A great walk if you plan it right.”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Before you set out plan the distance you want to walk and look for a place to get off the towpath and back onto a road where you can catch a bus if necessary. For the casual walker from Leeds you can leave Leeds and walk for as long as you wish with a number of places where you can get back onto a road. However when you get further away from Leeds, on the Kirkstall to Rodley or Rodley to Apperley Bridge sections for example, places to leave the towpath become less and there are quite long sections without any access or egress. Having said that it is a lovely walk, mostly peaceful, and with things to see. I have walked from Leeds centre to Keighley over three separate days and enjoyed every one. By carefully planning your day you can arrange to arrive at one of the pubs or cafes near to the canal for lunch. Just a word of warning for walkers. This path is used by cyclists, some using it as a commuter route into Leeds. A few of them seem to have little regard for walkers and at times you need eyes in the back of your head.

Visited May 2013
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