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

  • Gargrave - This circular walk explores the countryside and canals surrounding this popular village in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Leeds and Liverpool Canal - Enjoy waterside cycling and walking along Britain's longest single canal
  • Pennine Way - This fabulous 268 mile path takes you through three of England's finest national parks
  • Barnoldswick Canal Walk - Enjoy an easy waterside walk along the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on this route in Lancashire and Yorkshire
  • Skipton Canal - This is a popular walk from Skipton to Gargrave along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
  • Foulridge Reservoir - This easy, circular walk takes you around the pretty Foulridge Reservoir in Colne
  • Weets Hill - This circular walk climbs to Weets Hill from Barnoldswick near the edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB
  • Sharp Haw - This walk climbs to Sharp Haw hill in the Yorkshire Dales National Park near Gargrave.
  • Colne - This Lancashire market town intheBorough of Pendle near Nelson
  • Blacko Tower - This circular walk takes you around Blacko Tower from the village of Blacko in Lancashire.
  • ElslackReservoir - This circular walk visits ElslackReservoir in North Yorkshire near Skipton.
  • Earby - The Lancashire town of Earby is located near Colne and Barnoldswick on the Lancashire / Yorkshire border.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south along the canal and you could visit nearby Barnoldswick.
Just to south east you'll find the villages of Thornton-in-Craven and Elslack where you can enjoy a peaceful walk around ElslackReservoir. There's also a fine 17th century pub in Elslackvillage which is well worth a visit.
Just to the north is neighbouring Earby where you can visit the delightful Earby Waterfalls on the Wencliffe Brook.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Dales Walks page.


Houses in East Marton - - 2121183

Houses in East Marton

Canal at East Marton - - 2117609

Canal at East Marton

Williamson Bridge, East Marton - - 1889090

Williamson Bridge, East Marton

Kelds Well Syke - next to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal - - 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 - - 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 - - 2115080

Bridge 168 Priest Holme Changeline Bridge on the Canal

Double bridge at East Marton - - 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 - - 491668

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


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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