Walk from Bingley to Saltaire

A three-mile canal walk from Bingley Five Rise Locks to the remarkable Victorian village of Saltaire.

Looking up at the Bingley Five Rise Locks Looking up at the Bingley Five Rise Locks

There's plenty to take in as you walk along this scenic stretch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. The impressive locks at Bingley and the World Heritage Site village of Saltaire join Dowley Gap Aqueduct and the local beauty spot of Hirst Wood to keep all the family interested in what's around the next corner. 

Follow the towpath to Saltaire where you can admire a complete Victorian village built all in one go by wool baron Sir Titus Salt to house his textile workers. Once you've seen the sights, simply retrace your steps back to Bingley. 

Start point: Bingley Five Rise, BD16 4DS

End point: Saltaire, BD18 3LA (or you can walk the route in reverse)

Distance: three miles

Parking is available at Bingley Five Rise Locks, with a choice of nearby places to eat including a cafe, pubs and picnic benches. 

Parking is also available in Saltaire.