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 follows National Cycle route 66 and passes 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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