Leeds & Liverpool Canal
The canal today is vastly different from that of 1816. Today it’s a poplar centre for leisure activities offering short, medium and long distance walks or quiet peaceful strolls.
It flows between the various towns through some of the most beautiful landscape in the country and passes historic sites such as the famous Tower Works based on the Lamberti Tower in Verona.
It takes in superb views of the Pennines, impressive locks and dramatic aqueducts. Not surprisingly it is a popular venue for a variety of pastimes.
The canal today is one of the most celebrated angling waterways in the North of England. Rich in pike, perch, tench, trout, roach, carp, bream, and chubb, it caters for the single fisherman or for major angling competitions.
For cyclists the towpath along the whole canal is ideal as it can be cycled its whole length with the only exceptions the two tunnels at Gannow and Foulridge. Some of the towpath is part of the National Cycle Network
Not surprising boating is extremely popular with the middle section of the canal running along the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Leeds & Liverpool waterway is rightly considered one of the most beautiful canals in England.