GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Leeds and Liverpool Canal

126 miles (203 km)

Enjoy waterside cycling and walking along Britain's longest single canal. It runs for 126 miles across the Pennines, passing many villages, towns and cities with a fascinating heritage and industrial history. There are also umpteen pretty locks, viaducts and some wonderful countryside to enjoy.
Walkers can enjoy the whole route from Leeds to Liverpool, while there are several sections for cyclists too. If you are on a bike then you can follow Sustrans National Cycle Route 66 from the start at Leeds to just outside Silsden. There's another Sustrans section around Barnoldswick and from Nelson to Burnley in Lancashire. The section from Chorley to Adlington is also open to cyclists.
Highlights on the route include the impressive 5 rise locks at Bingley, Wigan Pier and the lovely Foulridge Reservoir in Colne. Near Burscough you'll pass the wonderful Martin Mere Nature Reserve where you can look out for otters, flamingos, beavers and thousands of water loving birds. You can also link up with the Rufford Branch of the canal and head to Rufford Hall.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

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5 Rise Locks - Bingley

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Narrowboat Passing Under Bridge No 24 On The Leeds & Liverpool Canal

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Near Silsden, Yorkshire

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At Feniscowles, near Blackburn

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Huncoat

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Aintree

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Dowley Gap Locks,West Yorkshire

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Viaduct Taking The Liverpool & Southport / Ormskirk / Kirkby Railway Over The Leeds & Liverpool Canal

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GPS Files

GPX File

Leeds and Liverpool Canal.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Leeds and Liverpool Canal.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

Map