Open Day 19 Jan: Dowley Gap

Don't miss out on this exciting open day where you'll get the chance to walk over the drained flight, providing a unique view down the staircase at Dowley Gap.

Event details

19 January 2020

11:00am - 3:00pm

Dowley Gap, Nr Bingley

Leeds & Liverpool Canal


Dowley Gap Lane

BD16 1TS
(opposite the Fisherman's Inn)

Shake off the January blues and join us for our winter open day. 

Visitors will be able to see both the new and old hand-crafted lock gates, while a stonemason will be showcasing this heritage skill.

Our engineers and construction team will show you how lock gates are replaced and you can even have a go at stone masonry by helping us build a miniature bridge.

Our Explorers team will have some fun family activities and you can have a trip around the canals with our virtual reality headsets.

Enjoy a crisp walk down the towpath and then grab yourself a free hot chocolate.


Plaque with white rose of Yorkshire installed at Dowley Gap during lock restoration in 1980s Dowley Gap plaque