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Leeds to Wigan Pier

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 168.969 miles, 286 locks, 6 movable bridges and 6 tunnels. Which will take 14 days, 3 hours and 33 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

Places of interest on the Leeds to Wigan Pier route

Places to visit & highlights on the canal itself

Castlefield Viaduct
Barton Swing Aqueduct
Barton Aqueduct Pocket Park
Royal Armouries Leeds
Royal Armouries Museum
Royal Armouries Arena
Marsden Moor Estate
Manchester United Museum
Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre
Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre
St Aidan's Country park
Lancashire Mining Museum
Leeds - Liverpool Canal
Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre
Standedge Tunnel
Alan Turing Memorial Statue
Manchester Canal
Bramham Park
Cloud10 IT & Digital Media
Leeds Grand Theatre

Top Rated Pubs And Restaurants On to Near the Canal

The Hop
Fazenda
Mancoco
The Little Bridge
Rumpus Burger
The Lime Kiln Cafe
Northern Soul Cafe
The Handmade Bakery
Pollen Bakery
Pollen Bakery
Bundobust Brewery
Ducie Street Warehouse
Turtle Bay Manchester Oxford Rd
The Wharf
Rudy's
Rudy's
Bunny Jacksons
The Britons Protection
Grandpa Greene's Ice Cream
Cask

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Further reading and learning about the Leeds to Wigan Pier route

Guides

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

Hire Boats for the Leeds to Wigan Pier route.

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