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Leeds to Saltaire on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Please note that these route pages are a work in progress. The figures below indicate route length; however, not all locks and bridges are included currently, so the time required may be underestimated.

Departure Point:  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 26.325 miles, 32 locks, 22 movable bridges and 0 tunnels. Which will take 2 days, 5 hours and 50 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

This is a great option for a Short Break. 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. Once you have reached the World Heritage Site of Saltaire, it’s a good idea to moor up for the night. You might want to explore the area around Saltaire for a little bit before heading back, as the history of this place is quite interesting. The estate was built by Titus Salt to improve the wellbeing of his workers. Housing, a big park, restaurants, a concert hall, museums and galleries are only a few of the things you can find there. David Hockney enthusiasts will certainly enjoy the permanent exhibition. Saltaire is a truly stunning example of a model Victorian village. Although Titus Salt didn’t approve of any pubs back in the day, there is a good selection of alehouses to be found here now. It’s time to turn around and retrace your steps back to the hire base in Leeds.

Places of interest on the Leeds to Saltaire on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal route

Places to visit & highlights on the canal itself

Leeds - Liverpool Canal
Kirkstall Abbey
Salts Mill
Rodley Nature Reserve
David Hockney at Salts Mill
Dobson Locks
Newlay Three Rise Locks
Aire Valley Marina
Rodley Nature Reserve
Roberts Park
Saltaire Bandstand
Roberts Park Playground
Armley Mills
Armley Mills Industrial Museum
Leeds - Liverpool Canal
Saltaire Visitor Moorings
Bridge 212
Gallows Bridge Visitor Moorings
Rodley Nature Reserve
Bramley Falls Park

Top Rated Pubs And Restaurants On to Near the Canal

Salts Mill
The Rodley Barge
Fanny's Ale House
Ephesus Restaurant
Tapas Tree Restaurant
The Fox
Viva Cuba
The Railway Inn
Cardigan Arms
Saltaire Brewery
Bridge Cafe
Odd Fellows
Cap and Collar
Goals Soccer Centre
Shimla Spice
Cafe Enzo
Victoria Tea Rooms

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Further reading and learning about the Leeds to Saltaire on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal route


Related Nicholson Guide:
North West & the Pennines - Nicholson Guide No 5

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