Leeds and Liverpool Canal :: Shared Description

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.
by Kate Jewell
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SD5905 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Wigan Flight by David Dixon
SD8948 : Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick
SD5921 : Evening Cruise by David Dixon
SE2734 : Canal cutting, Cunliffe Wood by Stephen Craven
SD4615 : Pollarded tree by canal, Rufford Old Hall by David Hawgood
SE1438 : Leeds 13¼ Miles by David Dixon
SD9851 : CCC Boathouse by Stephen Craven
SD9354 : Bridge 170, Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick
SD9851 : Liverpool bound by Gerald England
SD9050 : Pennine Way leaves Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick
SD9851 : Skipton Junction by Mat Fascione
SD8537 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Nelson by David Dixon
SD4511 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Peter McDermott
SD5705 : Pottery Changeline Bridge No 51 by Mat Fascione
SD5209 : Gloria at the Water's Edge by David Dixon
SD8333 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Whittlefield Bridge by David Dixon
SD7932 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Hapton Bridge (#121) by David Dixon
SD5208 : Ranicar's Bridge by David Dixon
SD3701 : Towpath along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD8843 : Milestone at Mill Hill Bridge by Kate Jewell
SD8332 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal Approaching Sandygate by David Dixon
SJ3699 : Old Roan Railway Bridge No 7C by Mat Fascione
SD9153 : Leeds & Liverpool Canal Lock 38 by N Chadwick
SD9851 : Gallows Bridge (No.178), Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick
SD6224 : Riley Green Moorings, Leeds and Liverpool Canal by David Dixon

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Created: Mon, 22 Mar 2010, Updated: Mon, 22 Mar 2010

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