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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SD5810 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, View South from Arley Bridge by David Dixon
SE2634 : Former power station access bridge by Stephen Craven
SD9051 : Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick
SD5920 : Scallywag by David Dixon
SD9851 : Leeds Liverpool Canal by David Dixon
SD6425 : Feniscowles Bridge (#93B) by David Dixon
SD9049 : Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick
SD8846 : Long Ing Bridge by N Chadwick
SD9152 : Newton Bridge by N Chadwick
SD5920 : Moss Lane Bridge No 80 by Mat Fascione
SD9050 : Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick
SD5907 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal passing through Haigh Country Park by David Dixon
SE2933 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal by David Dixon
SD8848 : Leeds & Liverpool Canal by Gerald England
SD9153 : Leeds & Liverpool Canal, between Lock 38 & 39 by N Chadwick
SE1238 : Dowley Gap Lock from the bridge by DS Pugh
SD9050 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, East Marton by David Dixon
SD9153 : Priest Holme Bridge by N Chadwick
SD6022 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal,Miller Wood by David Dixon
SD5917 : Crosse Hall Bridge No 76 by Mat Fascione
SD5607 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Martland Mill Bridge by David Dixon
SD9950 : Horse Close Bridge No 180 by Mat Fascione
SD8948 : Risebrigg Hill by N Chadwick
SJ3898 : Narrow boat passing Handcock's Bridge by Alan Murray-Rust
SD9151 : Williamson Bridge (No.162), Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick

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

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