SD8842 : Foulridge Wharf

taken 7 years ago, near to Foulridge, Lancashire, Great Britain

Foulridge Wharf
Foulridge Wharf
What used to be busy with cargo-carrying narrow boats and barges is now busy with recreational craft. Foulridge Hall Farm is on the hill in the distance.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 127 miles long. The first of the trans-Pennine canals it took 46 years to build at a cost of five times the original budget, mainly because of the length and complexity of the route. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet at Foulridge near Nelson and Colne. It was originally conceived in the 18th century to carry woollen goods from Leeds and Bradford and limestone from Skipton but in its 19th century heyday it carried stone, coal and many other goods. The impact of the railways was not as great as with other canals and commercial traffic continued along the main canal until 1964. Regular work stopped in 1972 when the movement of coal to Wigan Power Station ceased. In the latter part of the 20th century the leisure potential of the canal was developed and it is now a popular destination for cruising, fishing, walking and cycling. See LinkExternal link for detailed information.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 March, 2010
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Canal wharf   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 888 426 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:52.8061N 2:10.3112W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 888 426
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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