See historic towns
Kennet Avon Canal
Take a canal boat
Take canal locks
up and down hills
Stop at peaceful
pubs and villages
Four Counties Ring
Skipton: Castle, market, shops
East Marton double bridge
East Riddlesden Hall
Worth Valley railway: Haworth; Bronte Parsonage
Bingley Five Rise Locks
Saltaire: Hockney exhibition
Leeds: Royal Armouries; Kirkstall Abbey; Art Gallery, Museum; arts, music, shops
Read what some of our previous clients say about the Leeds - Liverpool Canal.
"Staff were friendly & helpful and gave good instruction for beginners. Scenery is beautiful & varied. So who needs good weather?!"
Start Point - Silsden
"Well equipped boat; beautiful and interesting scenery; relaxing (yet active!) way to travel; great pub at Kildwick; beautiful moorings at Greenberfield top lock. DO visit the Bingley five-rise lock if you have time; DO traverse the canal between Silsden and Foulridge for its beauty; DO visit the White Lion pub in Kildwick; DO spend a day in Skipton (Venice in Yorkshire??); DO visit the Lock Stock & Barrel pub in Skipton, but DO NOT bother with the Black Horse; and if you want a night ashore in a lovely hotel with a very nice restaurant, stop over at Steeton Hall in Steeton (near Silsden)."
Silsden - Foulridge
"The boat was excellent, very clean and tidy and had everything we needed. We headed right from the boatyard (standing in the boat yard looking towards the canal) and then came back passed the yard and continued on towards the Bingley five rise. I think this was an excellent choice. From Silsden to the mile long tunnel is lovely scenery and just enough locks!! Back the other way towards Bingley is slightly better scenery but not far before you reach the five and three rises and they would be particularly hard work. Make sure you stop for a curry in Skipton and don't forget to try a pint of Timothy Taylor's Landlord bitter. Saltair is worth walking to and Morrisons do a good breakfast!"
"This was a fantastic holiday - a week was too short. Where else can you literally 'push the boat out', 'rock the boat' and touch people with barge poles (or not)!!! Things we learned during the week: plan your route before you go and allow plenty time for locks. Buy a guide book! We didn't and regretted it."
"Fellow holiday makers and walkers were really friendly and to be able to moor and go to the supermarket or a pub was a pleasant novelty! The countryside was delightful and we saw a great deal of wildlife - some rather tame ducks made for an entertaining morning!"
Explore boat bases, places of interest and canal features using our interactive Google Map. Zoom into the map using your mouse or the map controls, view the roads or as a satellite map, or combine together for a hybrid view. Please note that due to the complex route the redraw speed can be slowed.
Click on the boat bases for a description of the boating routes from that base. You can get driving instructions to that base from your home. There are also links to websites about the places of interest.