The Leeds and Liverpool Canal
The modern distance between these 2 cities via the M62 is only 72 miles – 55 miles shorter than the canal.
This article tries to follow these guidelines
1)The route includes a photograph of the canal in every grid square that it passes through. Squares with only a small section of canal may be omitted.
2)If we reach a square with no photo, then we will wait until one has been posted.
3) The squares are in sequence starting from Leeds (because I live there)
4) If there are several photos of the canal in a square, we may include several of them, preferably in sequence within the square.
5) Photos of nearby points of interest may be included, provided they are within 500m of the canal.
6) We may include diversions into basins, side canals and feeder reservoirs.
SE2933 Central LeedsThe canal starts / ends at Leeds SE298330, where the canal joins the River Aire by Granary Wharf
Now, a short way into the canal, looking East towards the junction with the River Aire, This shows Leeds City Station above the arches on the left (where it straddles the River Aire), with the basin at Granary Wharf beside it and various office and apartment buildings.
Granary Wharf looking west towards the canal office, and the Canal Office itself
SE296330 Office Lock Bridge
SE294330 The main railway line into Leeds City Station from Wakefield, Doncaster and London.
SE291330 Monk Bridge, which carries Whitehall Road over the canal.
SE2833 Central Leeds
SE289332 St Ann's Ing Lock looking west
SE286334 Oddy 2 Locks, with adjoining mural
SE283333 looking east towards Wellington Road bridge which carries the A58 Inner Ring Road over the canal.
SE283337 Spring Garden Lock
SE2834 Armley, LeedsThe canal just clips the corner of this square
SE2734 Armley, LeedsSE278340 Looking east towards Kirkstall Railway Viaduct which carries the Leeds – Harrogate line
SE277340 Looking eastwards down from the Canal Road bridge, looking west from the same bridge, with Armley Industrial Museum, and the bridge itself with elegant iron railings
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