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Leeds to Saltaire and Return

Starting from Leeds, Yorkshire

Active for a 4 night hire

A great option for a short break - especially for an active crew. The canal takes you out of Leeds city centre along the beautiful Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Industrial heritage, lots of greenery and a healthy amount of locks and swing bridges keep you busy on this cruise.

Culture, greenery, lots of canal interest and city life - this short break from Leeds to the World Heritage Site of Saltaire is a true gem. The journey begins and leads out of Leeds and past the magnificent remains of Kirkstall Abbey. Plenty of staircase locks keep the whole crew entertained until the canal reaches the village of Rodley. Pubs and a very interesting nature reserve provides a nice change from this picturesque journey. Thickly wooded hills straddle the waterway until it reaches the world-famous village of Saltaire. Back in Leeds, a night in Granary Wharf is another highlight of this versatile route that is sure to please the whole crew.

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Leeds to Ripon and Return

Starting from Leeds, Yorkshire

Active for a 10 night hire Relaxed for a 14 night hire

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Leeds to Skipton and Return

Starting from Leeds, Yorkshire

Active for a 7 night hire Relaxed for a 14 night hire

A classic route around the Pennines. Once you have left the city centre, you’ll soon forget that you are cruising through an urban area. Look out for the remains of Kirkstall Abbey on your way out of Leeds. There are quite a few swing bridges and locks on this section of your cruise - so it never gets boring. After passing the impressive mills in Bingley, a couple of staircase locks await you, one of them the famous Bingley Five-Rise Locks. After tackling these, you’ll be rewarded with a sweeping view over the river valley. From here until Skipton are no more locks to tackle, which makes for a very relaxing cruise although a few swing bridges sprinkle in a bit of a workout every now and then. Soon, you’ll reach the bustling town of Skipton, which is also your turning point on this canal journey.

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Leeds Horbury Bridge and Return

Starting from Leeds, Yorkshire

Relaxed for a 3 night hire

Another great option for a short break. A versatile cruise with a lock light river section and several electric locks, which takes a big chunk of the lockwheeling off your shoulders. You’ll leave the bustling centre of Leeds and cruise along the Aire and Calder Navigation towards Castlefield Junction. On the way, nature lovers will thoroughly enjoy the old coal mines, now turned into a thriving nature reserve. At Castlefield Junction, turn right onto the Wakefield branch.Soon, you’ll reach the turning point of your cruise, Horbury Bridge. There are plenty of pubs along the way to replenish your energy levels until you are back in Leeds once again.

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Leeds to Sheffield and Return

Starting from Leeds, Yorkshire

Active for a 10 night hire Relaxed for a 14 night hire

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Leeds to Hebden Bridge and Return

Starting from Leeds, Yorkshire

Active for a 10 night hire Relaxed for a 14 night hire

First, you’ll leave the bustling city centre of Leeds, where the Leeds and Liverpool canal turns into the Aire and Calder Navigation. Continue until Castleford Junction and turn right onto the Calder and Hebble Navigation. Soon you’ll reach Sowerby Bridge with its impressive Transshipment basins and Canal Warehouses. A climb up Wainhouse Tower with its 400 steps is rewarded with great views over the town and the surrounding hills. Once you have left Sowerby Bridge, the navigation turns into the Rochdale Canal. It’s a very pleasant cruise through open countryside, with only a few villages, pubs and plenty of wildlife on the way. After 5 miles, you’ll reach the turning point for your journey, Hebden Bridge. The town is renowned for its creative residents and, of course, pubs.

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Leeds to Wigan Pier and Return

Starting from Leeds, Yorkshire

Active for a 10 night hire Relaxed for a 14 night hire

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