SD5507 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Standish Lower Ground

taken 2 months ago, near to Wigan, Great Britain

Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Standish Lower Ground
Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Standish Lower Ground
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, 6 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Leeds and Liverpool 
Camera (from Tags)
IPhone SE 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 557 071 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.5672N 2:40.1600W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 558 071
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Canal  Towing Path  Canal Towpath  Tow Path 

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