2016

SD3710 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Hulme's Bridge

taken 8 years ago, near to Halsall, Lancashire, England

Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Hulme's Bridge
Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Hulme's Bridge
Bridge 26 on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
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-G7 Canal: Leeds and Liverpool other tags: Canal Canal Towpath Tow Path Towing Path Bridge Canal Bridge Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SD3710, 64 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 12 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 15 February, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 378 106 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.3401N 2:56.4041W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 378 106
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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