Map of route heading West towards Liverpool


Map of route heading West towards Liverpool

Leeds Liverpool Canal Information

Completed in 1816, the Leeds Liverpool canal is the Britain’s longest at 128 miles long. The canal has 91 locks; at least 57 moveable bridges (of which 4 are usually left open); 8 small aqueducts or underbridges; 2 tunnels and 1 major aqueduct.

The Leeds/Liverpool canal spans England, connecting Leeds (West Yorkshire) in the East, to Liverpool (Merseyside) in the west, crossing the Pennines and raising to an impressive height of 487 ft (148m).

We think that the canal provides the most variety of scenery, travelling through some of the industrial towns of the north and across the picturesque vistas of England.

Please take the time to read some of the information in these pages; we hope they will provide some information on the canal, its history and some of the more interesting places along its length.

 Read all about the canal history here or Read about some of the highlights on the canal here