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Bingley

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

Nearby

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!

Refreshments

Picnic spot

There are several benches and picnic tables

Trails

Wildlife

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.