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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SD9952 : Sluice on Round Dam by Rob Farrow
SD9254 : Anchor Lock, Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick
SE1438 : Canal Towpath approaching Saltaire Mills by David Dixon
SE1039 : Bingley Five-Rise Locks, The Bottom Lock by David Dixon
SD9153 : Gargrave Locks, Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick
SE1537 : From Junction Bridge by DS Pugh
SD5809 : Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Red Rock by David Dixon
SD5920 : Moored narrowboats on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SE2236 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal near Calverley by Mat Fascione
SD8843 : Mill Hill Bridge by Kate Jewell
SD6224 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Brimmicroft by Mat Fascione
SD5908 : Moored narrowboat on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD5009 : Muddy track crossing Gillibrand Bridge No 40 by Mat Fascione
SD8032 : Bridge#124AA, Leeds and Liverpool Canal by David Dixon
SD8848 : Leeds & Liverpool Canal - Greenberfield Flight by N Chadwick
SE2933 : Canal Office, Wharf Road by Alan Murray-Rust
SE2833 : Oddy Locks, Leeds and Liverpool Canal by David Dixon
SE0841 : Swine Lane Bridge No 198 and footbridge by Mat Fascione
SE2933 : Canalside crane by Alan Murray-Rust
SD9153 : Narrowboats, Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick
SD5820 : End of the Walton Summit Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SE2137 : Swans and goose on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD6928 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Blackburn by Mat Fascione
SD9050 : Old Hall Bridge (No. 160) by N Chadwick
SE0842 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Riddlesden by David Dixon

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

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