The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 127 miles long. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet.
At Leeds, it joins onto the Aire and Calder Navigation. The Rufford Branch links the canal with the Ribble estuary near Preston. This gives access to the Ribble Link and the Lancaster Canal.
The Leigh Branch runs from Wigan to connect with the Bridgewater Canal..
In Liverpool an extension has been constructed from the Stanley Dock Branch, by way of the Pier Head, to Albert Dock.
More about Liverpool Canal Link.
See photos of official opening.
These related books are available from amazon.co.uk - follow links for details:
by Mike Clarke
Revised version includes canal extension to Pier Head. Illustrated with photos and maps from 1802 onwards.
by Michael Pearson
Rochdale, Leeds and Liverpool, Calder and Hebble and Huddersfield Broad canals. Colour photos and diagrams. 2010 edition.
Double-sided map showing the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at a scale of 1:60,000 including illustrated guide to features of interest, facilities, boatyards, etc.
from Belmont Press
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