Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walk

A long distance walk of 126 miles which follows the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal along its entire length. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Canary Wharf, Leeds
Distance: 126 miles (203 km)
Grid Ref: SE296331
Climbing: 1,320 metres
Walk time: 50-60 hours
Days: 8-12

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Leeds and Liverpool Canal walk is along the full length of the towpath of the most important canal in the north of England during the Industrial Revolution. What was once a busy highway of working vessels transporting coal, woollen and cotton products and all meand of household wares is now a leisure highway for narrowboat enthusiates, walkers and cyclists alike. Due to the popularity of the walk there are lots of diversions on the route like heritage museums, local parks, festivals throughout the year and there is also plenty of choices for food, drink and accommodation.

Useful Links:
Canal and River Trust
Long Distance Walkers Association

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