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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SD5705 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Wigan by David Dixon
SE2833 : Spring Garden Lock, Leeds and Liverpool Canal by David Dixon
SD8232 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Gannow Green by David Dixon
SD8434 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Burnley by Mat Fascione
SD8132 : Halstead Motorway Bridge by David Dixon
SD4910 : Chapel Lane Bridge No 39 by Mat Fascione
SD5809 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Red Rock by David Dixon
SE2137 : Boat moored along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD5905 : Wigan Lock No 76 by Mat Fascione
SE2137 : Cows resting near the canal by Stephen Craven
SD8132 : Dugdale Bridge (Bridge#126) by David Dixon
SD4212 : New Lane Swing Bridge No 31 by Mat Fascione
SD5606 : Towpath along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD5809 : Red Rock Bridge by David Dixon
SD5705 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Waterbus at Wigan Pier by David Dixon
SE1138 : Towpath along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD5804 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Wigan by Mat Fascione
SE2037 : 119 miles to Liverpool by Stephen Craven
SD9254 : Scarland Lock No 34 by Mat Fascione
SE1338 : Canal at Saltaire by Ashley Dace
SD8845 : Lower Park Marina along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD3705 : Canal Bank Cottages and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD5804 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Leigh Branch by David Dixon
SE1937 : The effect of ex-Hurricane Ophelia by Rich Tea
SD8948 : Pendle Way along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick

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

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