GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Aire Valley Towpath

16 miles (26 km)

Follow the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and the River Aire from Leeds to Bingley on this waterside cycle or walk. The route runs for about 16 miles following National Cycle route 66 past Kirkstall Abbey, Bramley Fall, Rodley, Calverley Woods, Apperley Bridge, Thackley, Shipley, Hirst Wood and Dowley Gap with both countryside and urban sections to enjoy.
Highlights on the route include the fascinating Saltaire. Here you will find the grade II listed Victoria Hall and Salt's Mill with its shops, cafes and galleries. The site is adjacent to the delightful Shipley Glen which is well worth a small deviation from the path at Saltaire.
Also of interest is Kirkstall Abbey. This medieval Cistercian abbey is set in beatutiful parkland and is well worth a visit if you have time.

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Aire Valley Towpath OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Aire Valley Towpath Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Bridge at the Aire Valley Marina (4757953349)

Bridge at the Aire Valley Marina

Armley Park, Stanningley Road, Leeds (34989907896)

Armley Park, Stanningley Road, Leeds

Apperley Bridge to Esholt (34225991690)

Apperley Bridge to Esholt

Approaching Kirkstall Lock, Leeds and Liverpool Canal - geograph.org.uk - 183813

Approaching Kirkstall Lock, Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Kirkstall Lock, Leeds and Liverpool Canal - geograph.org.uk - 183815

Kirkstall Lock, Leeds and Liverpool Canal. This is lock number 7 on the canal. Locks are numbered starting at the Leeds end of the canal, but the bridge numbers start at the Liverpool end.

Canal boat, Calverley - geograph.org.uk - 129151

Canal boat, Calverley

Leeds And Liverpool Canal (35141590242)

Along the Canal between Rodley and Newley

Leeds and Liverpool Canal - geograph.org.uk - 265292

On the section between Kirkstall Lock and Forge Locks.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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