Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Connecting the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Leeds together, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Britain built as a single waterway by just one company.
Following a £22 million facelift and the creation of the Liverpool Canal Link, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal now extends right into the heart of Liverpool and its historic Albert Dock. Leaving Liverpool, the canal crosses the Pennines passing through rugged countryside and picturesque villages on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales before reaching Leeds and connecting with the Aire & Calder Navigation.
Whether you want to sample the museums, shops and eateries of the two cities or get back to nature and enjoy a rural walk along the towpath, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal can cater for you.
The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is also home to one of Britain’s most recognised heritage features. Bingley Five Rise Locks, boasting the tallest lock gates in the country, is an 18th-century engineering masterpiece, which is still in daily use. Other waterway landmarks include the impressive Burnley Embankment, and Foulridge Tunnel, through which a cow once swam.