SD5808 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal Towpath

taken 9 years ago, near to Red Rock, Wigan, England

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Towpath
Leeds and Liverpool Canal Towpath
A view along the towpath between Sennicar Bridge and Pendlebury Bridge.
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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Geographical Context: Paths Village, Rural settlement Canals Camera: Panasonic DMC-G3 Canal: Leeds and Liverpool other tags: Canal Canal Towpath Tow Path Towing Path Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Galleries: · Tweeted from @geograph_bi in December 2014 Automatic Clusters: · Leeds Liverpool Canal [8] ·
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David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 30 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 30 November, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5887 0890 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.5046N 2:37.3568W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 58923 08852
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph
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