SE1039 : Leeds Liverpool Canal in Bingley

taken 8 years ago, near to Bingley, Bradford, Great Britain

Leeds Liverpool Canal in Bingley
Leeds Liverpool Canal in Bingley
The waterway has been walled in by more recent developments as it passes through Bingley.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal :: SD8842

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
Friday, 6 December, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 7 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1081 3924 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.9572N 1:50.2301W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1086 3919
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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