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Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 127 miles in length. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet (approx. 148.4 metres).

In Leeds, it connects to the Aire and Calder Navigation.

The pages in this section cover the canal from Leeds to Skipton.

Beyond Skipton, the Rufford Branch links the canal with the Ribble Estuary near Preston. This gives access to the Ribble Link and the Lancaster Canal.

The Leigh Branch runs from Wigan to connect with the Bridgewater Canal..

In Liverpool an extension has been constructed from the Stanley Dock Branch, by way of the Pier Head, to Albert Dock.

[Source Pennine Waterways. Link accessed 30 May 2016]

Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Leeds section.
Leeds Central

in and around the city centre.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Leeds to Calverley  section.
Leeds to Calverley

Westwards from the city centre, passing Kirkstall and on to Calverley and Apperley Bridge.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Calverley to Shipley section.
Calverley to Shipley Section

Passing through Apperley Bridge and by Idle and Thackley.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Shipley to Bingley section.
Shipley to Bingley Section

Including Saltaire.

Canal and River Trust (extrnal link).

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