We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.


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!

General information

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

Free visitor guide

Great for

A popular spot to ride your bike, take a walk or dangle a rod

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Nature trails


Bingley is on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Spot a boat

Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go through the locks!


Picnic spot

There are several benches and picnic tables



You may see:

  • Dragonflies
  • Herons
  • Mallard ducks
  • Moorhens
  • Otters
  • Butterflies

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.