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Planning your visit

Address: Five Rise Locks Café, Beck Lane, Bingley, BD16 4DS View on Google map

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

Explorers at Bingley

Bingley Five Rise Locks are one of  the most awesome features on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. They are the steepest staircase locks on the longest canal in the country! Probably why they are one of our Seven wonders of the waterways.

Actually, Bingley boasts two sets of locks - the larger lock flight features the five locks and stunning views of the Aire Valley. At the top of the flight there is a cafe and a private mooring site for boats. Lock keepers are on duty during the summer months to help boats through the locks and monitor water levels.

A little further down the towpath are the three locks. Together they form a very popular spot to ride your bike, take a walk or dangle a rod.

Things to do and see

Take to the towpath:

Places to eat:

Picnic spot:

There are several benches and picnic tables


Wildlife sptting:

The fields are full of Arum Lily, Yellow Flag Iris and Cuckooflower, and a whole range of creatures - butterflies, dragonflies and mallards are all common and you may catch a glimpse of the otters! Wildlife Explorers; discover the amazing wildlife that lives in and around the canal

Getting here

By car - there's limited on-street parking in the area, several pay & display options in town, or park at Bingley Station car park (Wellington Street BD16 2NA) and walk along the towpath

By train - Bingley Station is just a few minutes to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and then the five rise locks are a 10 or so minute walk up the towpath

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