GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Barnoldswick Canal Walk

7 miles (12 km)

Enjoy an easy waterside walk along the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on this route in Lancashire and Yorkshire. The route runs from the village of Barnoldswick to Gargrave along a pretty section of the canal, with nice open views of the surrounding countryside most of the way. It's just over 7 miles so will probably take around 2-3 hours.
The walk starts on Skipton Road which crosses the canal, just to the east of the town centre. From here you can access the canal towpath on some steps. Follow it north towards the pretty Greenber Field Locks and Greenber Field Bridge.
You continue towards East Marton, crossing the Lancashire/Yorkshire border as you go. The final section takes you through Bank Newton, before finishing in Gargrave.
The walk can be extended on the Skipton Canal Walk which will take you to the popular town of Skipton from Gargrave. Here you can try our Gargrave Circular Walk and explore the area around the village.
If you head south along the canal you can visit Foulridge Reservoir where there's a nice trail running around the perimeter of the water. It's located just a few miles to the south near Colne.

Barnoldswick Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Barnoldswick Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The Leeds and Liverpool Canal near Barnoldswick - - 532412


Greenberfield Top Lock No 44, Leeds and Liverpool Canal - - 484014

Greenber Field Top Lock

Canal between Barnoldswick and Marton - - 211095

Canal between Barnoldswick and Marton

Moorings at East Marton - - 1377475

Moorings at East Marton

Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Newton Grange - - 520076

Newton Grange

Jerusalem in Bank Newton Locks - - 852875

Jerusalem Barge in Bank Newton Locks

Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Gargrave - - 520131

Lock approaching Gargrave

Leeds-Liverpool canal at Gargrave - - 520052

Bridge in Gargrave

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Barnoldswick Canal Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)