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Aire Valley Towpath Route

W Yorkshire

26 km / 16 miles
The Aire Valley Towpath route encompasses both vibrant urban areas and beautiful countryside, taking you on a peaceful route through Leeds and out past Kirkstall Abbey, Bramley Fall, Rodley, Calverley Woods, Apperley Bridge, Buck Wood at Thackley, Shipley, Hirst Wood, Dowley Gap and the Three and Five Rise Locks at Bingley.


Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Cycle route signs
Attributes: Easy
Cycle Route
Industrial History
Start: SE298331 - Office Lock Bridge, Granary Wharf, Leeds, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SE108400 - Five Rise Locks Swing Bridge, Bingley, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 104
OS Landranger Active 104
OS Explorer 288, 289
OS Explorer Active 288, 289

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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1 km
19 km
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25 km

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Route Profile:

25.9 km (16.1 miles)
298 m (978 ft) ascent
99 m (325 ft)  maximum height

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