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Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walk

Gtr Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, N Yorkshire, W Yorkshire

203 km / 126 miles
This cross-Pennine canal is the longest in Britain, taking 46 years to complete, and despite it linking many industrialised towns and cities there is a wide variety of scenery on offer. It crosses the Pennine watershed near to Barnoldswick where there is a link with the Pennine Way National Trail.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Industrial History
Start: SE296331 - Leeds, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SJ343921 - Liverpool Stanley Dock, Merseyside View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Canal & River Trust - Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

General Interest Book North West & the Pennines: Waterways Guide 5 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2023 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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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 102, 103, 104, 108, 109
OS Landranger Active 102, 103, 104, 108, 109
OS Explorer 2, 21, 41, 266, 275, 276, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 297
OS Explorer Active 2, 21, 41, 266, 275, 276, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 297
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)

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19 km
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25 km
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64 km

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Route Profile:

202.7 km (126.0 miles)
1,506 m (4,941 ft) ascent
168 m (551 ft)  maximum height

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