Walking Holiday in England on
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|Enjoy a self-guided walking holiday on the 127 miles of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Towpath. Leaving Leeds the canal visits picturesque villages in the Yorkshire Dales, crosses the Pennines and passes through East Lancashire before reaching Liverpool. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest single canal in Britain built by a single company.||On this English self-guided walking holiday you hike through some of the highlights of Britain's industrial heritage as it meanders its way via Skipton, Burnley, Blackburn and Wigan, although you hardly notice the metropolis on this quiet corridor of calm that is the canal.|
|The Leeds and Liverpool Canal walking trail is clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your walking holiday in Northern England and is a great introduction to walking holidays in UK.|
canal towpath can be walked in two weeks of 12 days walking and 13 nights,
or split into two weeks each of 6 days walking and 7 nights. Walking on
the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath is a great way to explore the diverse
The canal was built in the late 1700's to transport raw materials such as coal, limestone, wool and manufactured goods such a textiles and cloth to the growing port of Liverpool, gateway to the Irish Sea and the Americas.
|The hiking route
is a great first walking holiday as it is fairly easy walking and offers
a wealth of interesting places to visit en-route.
This is a popular walking tour, so we have carefully selected comfortable accommodation to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and site-seeing.
Suggested 15 Day Itinerary: Leeds to Liverpool
or can be two itineraries:
Leeds to Blackburn 9 days
Blackburn to Liverpool 8 days
Day 1: Arrive Leeds
Optional Day 1: extra day in Leeds
Day 2: Leeds to Calverley 7 miles
Day 3: Calverley to Keighley, via Saltaire 12.5 miles
Optional Day 2: to visit Haworth and Bronte Parsonage Museum, by preserved railway, stay Keighley
Day 4: Keithley to Skipton 11 miles
Optional Day 3: to visit Bolton Abbey by preserved steam railway, stay Skipton
Day 5: Skipton to Barnoldswick 12 miles
Day 6: Barnoldswick to Burnley 12 miles
Day 7: Burnley to Clayton le Moors 7 miles
Day 8: Clayton le Moors to Blackburn 8 miles
Day 9: depart, or Blackburn to Chorley 12 miles
Day 10: Chorley to Wigan 10 miles
Day 11: Wigan to Lathom 11 miles
Day 12: Lathom to Lydiate 10 miles
Day 13: Lydiate to Aintree 8 miles
Day 14: Aintree to Liverpool 7 miles
Optional Day 4: extra day in Liverpool
Day 15: depart
15 day itinerary
14 nights, 13 days walking
Min/max daily distance:
Average Daily distance:
Saltaire UNESCO World Heritage Site
What's not included
not combine this walking holiday with a hiking tour in another part of the
UK. Our staff will be happy to advise and arrange necessary transfers.
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.
Short walking breaks are also available, with 2 or 3 days walking. Just select the part of the path you want to walk.
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Online booking available. A deposit of £55 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
|How to get there|
Plane to Leeds and Bradford Airport, where we can arrange transfer
to the start of the route
By Car to Leeds or Liverpol where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Leeds or Liverpool
|See our other canal walking holidays:
Great Glen Way
Kennet and Avon Canal
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