GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

East Marton Canal Walk

6 miles (10 km)

This circular walk from the Yorkshire village of East Marton takes you along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to neighbouring Gargrave before returning to the village along a section of the Pennine Way.
The walk starts in the village and follows the towpath north to Newton Locks Bank and Bank Newton. You pass a weir and aqueduct around Priest Holme Bridge before coming to Scarland Lock on the outskirts of Gargrave. Here you can pick up the Pennine Way and follow the waymarked footpath south west past Scaleber Hill, Netcliffe Hill and Williamson Bridge before returning to East Marton.

East Marton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

East Marton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near East Marton

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south along the canal and you could visit nearby Barnoldswick.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Dales Walks page.

Photos

Houses in East Marton - geograph.org.uk - 2121183

Houses in East Marton

Canal at East Marton - geograph.org.uk - 2117609

Canal at East Marton

Williamson Bridge, East Marton - geograph.org.uk - 1889090

Williamson Bridge, East Marton

Kelds Well Syke - next to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal - geograph.org.uk - 137450

Kelds Well Syke - next to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. This is on a very rural and pretty part of the canal. The canal takes an extremely twisty route at this point, presumably to 'contour hug'.

Middle of the Bank Newton Locks System - geograph.org.uk - 491679

Middle of the Bank Newton Locks System. This is about half way up the Bank Newton system of locks on the Canal.

Bridge 168 Priest Holme Changeline Bridge on the Leeds Liverpool Canal - geograph.org.uk - 2115080

Bridge 168 Priest Holme Changeline Bridge on the Canal

Double bridge at East Marton - geograph.org.uk - 2121134

Double arched bridge at East Marton. The original pack-horse bridge over the canal was transformed into a double-arched bridge when the new A59 road was built on top of it.

Pennine Way near Scaleber Hill - geograph.org.uk - 491668

Pennine Way near Scaleber Hill. Pennine Way in relatively benign country between East Marton and Gargrave.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

East Marton.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

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