Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walking Holiday
In Northern England
Blackburn to Liverpool
7 nights and 6 days walking

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

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Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walking Holiday
in Northern England
from Blackburn to Liverpool

Enjoy a self-guided walking holiday on the 58 miles of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Towpath from Blackburn to Liverpool. Leaving Blackburn the canal passes Withnell Fold Nature Reserve, Wigan Pier made famous in the book by George Orwell “The Road to Wigan Pier” before ending in  Liverpool. The city of Liverpool offers so much to see and do. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest single canal in Britain built by a single company.

On this English self-guided walking holiday you hike through some of the highlights of Britain’s industrial heritage as it meanders its way you hardly notice the metropolis on this quiet corridor of calm that is the canal.

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal walking trail is a great introduction to walking holidays in UK and is a great way to explore the diverse waterway environment.

The canal was built in the late 1700’s to transport raw materials such as coal, limestone, wool and manufactured goods such a textiles and cloth to the growing port of Liverpool, gateway to the Irish Sea and the Americas.

The hiking route is a great first walking holiday as it is fairly easy walking and offers a wealth of interesting places to visit en-route.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive. We try to get your bags delivered by 4pm, but this may be delayed due to road conditions.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to September and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.
Please wait for the confirmation of your holiday before making final travel plans just in case your holiday is not available for your requested date.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walking Holiday
8 day
 from Blackburn to Liverpool
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:  Arrive Blackburn
Day 2:  depart, or Blackburn to Chorley  12 miles
Day 3:  Chorley to Wigan                          10 miles
Day 4: Wigan to Lathom                             11 miles
Day 5:  Lathom to Lydiate                         10 miles
Day 6:  Lydiate to Aintree                           8 miles
Day 7:  Aintree to Liverpool                        7 miles
Optional Day : extra day in Liverpool
Day 8:  depart

Prices per person for Leeds and Liverpool Canal
8 day itinerary 7 nights
Double or Twin
Single Occupancy
travelling with others

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £48 per person depending on location

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walking Holiday
Blackburn to Liverpool
Suggested Tour Duration
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
58 miles/92 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Wigan Pier & Trecherfield Mill
Albert Dock Liverpool
The Beatles Story Liverpool
Maritime Museum Liverpool

What’s included
in your
Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walking Holiday in Northern England

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • daily luggage transfer
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  •  1:50,000 map and guide to The Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Optional Extras
for your Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walking Holiday in Northern England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks

What’s not included
in your Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walking Holiday in Northern England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Our telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

UK +44 (0)1837 880075
or +44 (0)207 193 1252

9am to 9pm
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New York 5 hours behind UK time: 4am to 4pm EST
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Sydney 10 hours ahead of UK time: 7pm to 7am EADT
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Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walking Holiday:
How to get there

  • By Plane to Leeds Bradford or Manchester where we can arrange transfer to start of walk
  • By Car  to Leeds or Blackburn where parking is available
  • By Train / Bus to  Leeds or Blackburn

A 127 mile walk along the wonderful towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal from Leeds to Liverpool.

This is one of our Canal Walking Holidays, and also one of our Northern England Walking Holidays.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Towpath walking holiday with Let's Go Walking