Bingley Five Rise Locks are the most awesome feature on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. They are the steepest staircase locks on the longest canal in the country!
Address: Five Rise Locks Café, Beck Lane, Bingley, BD16 4DS
Visit time: 2hr - 3hrs
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: There is limited on-street parking in the area, several pay & display options in town, or park at Bingley Rail Station car park (Wellington Street BD16 2NA) and walk along the towpath
Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café
A popular spot to ride your bike, take a walk or dangle a rod
Bingley is on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go through the locks!
Country pub and restaurant
There are several benches and picnic tables
Help Brian and David discover why the Five Rise Locks are so special and what Johann the Prussian soldier was doing at there more than 200 years ago
Use your best detective skills to find out about the Bingley Five Rise Locks and create your own maps of the locks from the aerial photos
A walk on the wildside...
You may see:
The fields are full of Arum Lily, Yellow Flag Iris and Cuckooflower, and a whole range of creatures can be seen. Butterflies, Dragonflies and Mallards are all common sights and you may catch a glimpse of the otters that live in the area. Wildlife Explorers; discover the amazing wildlife that lives in and around the canal, find out about them through our fun quizzes and make some beautiful drawings to take home.