The Leeds and Liverpool Canal

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SE2634 between Armley and Kirkstall


SE268342 - SE266343 The Aire Valley Marina proves there are really boats on the canal ! And Redcote Bridge by Gotts Park Armley
SE2634 : Aire Valley Marina by Mark Morton SE2634 : Redcote Bridge by Mark Morton

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SE2634 : No Motorcycling by Paul Glazzard


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SE260350 - another square where the canal just passes through a corner. As always, somebody dumps their rubbish in the canal.
SE2635 : Rubbish in the Leeds to Liverpool at Kirkstall. by Steve PartridgeSE2635 : The Leeds to Liverpool at Kirkstall. by Steve Partridge


SE2535 Bramley and Kirkstall

SE2535 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #52 by Ian SSE2535 : Kirkstall Brewery Bridge by Mark Morton
SE257354 Kirkstall Brewery and the Broad Lane bridge. The Brewery has been converted into a Hall of Residence for the students of Leeds Metropolitan University ideal from the students' point of view probably.
SE2535 : Broad Lane Bridge, Kirkstall by Paul GlazzardSE2535 : Kirkstall Brewery Residences by Rich TeaSE2535 : Kirkstall Brewery Residences by Betty LongbottomSE2535 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #53 by Ian S

SE257356 New Road bridge doesn't look so new! It carries Leeds & Bradford Road over the canal.
SE2535 : Kirkstall New Road Bridge by Mark MortonSE2535 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #54 by Ian SSE2535 : Autumn by the Canal by Rich TeaSE2535 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #55 by Ian S

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SE2535 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Rich TeaSE2535 : Canal by The Ellers, Leeds by Rich TeaSE2535 : Leeds & Liverpool Canal - from Leeds & Bradford Road by Betty Longbottom

SE256358 Kirkstall Lock
SE2535 : Kirkstall Lock by Mark MortonSE2535 : Approaching Kirkstall Lock, Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Rich TeaSE2535 : Kirkstall Lock, Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Rich TeaSE2535 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #56 by Ian S



SE2536 Sandford and Kirkstall Abbey




Time for a dash across the other side of the River Aire for a look at Kirkstall Abbey. The Abbey was founded in 1152 by a group of Cistercian monks from Fountains Abbey. It closed in 1539 when Henry VIII dissolved so many such institutions. Over the years its roof was removed and stones stripped for re-use elsewhere. However it didn't suffer as much as many others and a substantial part remains today. Substantial restoration was carried out in 2006-2007, including re-roofing parts of the abbey church, and installation of new lighting, as can be seen below.
SE2636 : Kirkstall Abbey by Mark Morton SE2536 : Kirkstall Abbey Nave, Leeds by Rich TeaSE2536 : Kirkstall Abbey grounds by Rich TeaSE2536 : Kirkstall Abbey by Rich Tea


SE2536 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Rich TeaSE2536 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #58 by Ian S

SE250363 Despite the plants growing on the lock gates at Forge Locks, the canal is in use !
SE2536 : Forge 3 Locks by Mark MortonSE2536 : Forge Locks, Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Rich TeaSE2536 : Entering the middle lock, Forge Locks by Rich TeaSE2536 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #59 by Ian S


SE2436 Newlay

At this point the River Aire, the railway and the canal lie close together, with the railway re-crossing the river several times.

SE2436 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #60 by Ian SSE2436 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #61 by Ian SSE2436 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, by Bramley Fall Park by Rich Tea

SE247364 A typical milepost beside the canal, and the view westward from it
SE2436 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #63 by Ian SSE2436 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #62 by Ian S

SE2436 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #64 by Ian S

Here are Newlay Locks SE242366, which are 4.5 miles from the start of the journey.

SE2436 : Newlay 3 Locks by Mark MortonSE2436 : Newlay Locks, entering the middle chamber by Rich TeaSE2436 : Cascade over the lock gates, Newlay Locks by Rich TeaSE2436 : Newlay Locks, Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Rich TeaSE2436 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #65 by Ian S
SE2436 : Walking along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal #66 by Ian SSE2436 : Ruined Building at Newlay by Richard Kay




SE2336 Newlay

Pollard Lane crosses all 3, so from North to South we have
SE238369 the bridge over the river which is one of the oldest iron bridges in Britain, and probably the oldest in Yorkshire
SE2336 : Newlay Bridge over River Aire, Horsforth by Rich Tea SE2336 : Newlay Bridge, Horsforth by Rich Tea SE2336 : Newlay Bridge Plaque, Horsforth by Rich Tea

SE239367 The view from the railway bridge, where Newlay Station once stood
SE2436 : Site of Newlay Station, Newlay, Leeds by Rich Tea

SE239366 and the view through the canal bridge, looking west, where you would go past Rodley Marina and on to Whitecote House
SE2336 : Bridge 221 - Pollard Lane by Mark Morton SE2336 : Whitecote House, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Whitecote, Leeds by Rich Tea





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