Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walking Holiday
In Northern England
Leeds to Blackburn
8 nights and 7 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 Leeds to Blackburn

Enjoy a self-guided walking holiday on the 71 miles of the eastern section fo the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Towpath from Leeds to Blackburn.
Leaving Leeds the canal visits picturesque villages in the Yorkshire Dales, crosses the Pennine Way reaching Liverpool. 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 via Skipton, Burnley and Blackburn although you hardly notice the metropolis on this quiet corridor of calm that is the canal.

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal walking holiday 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 a selection of 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.
Our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm during our walking season (March to September) to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

All our walking holidays are self-guided and you must be a confident map reader and able to navigate from a compass bearing.  The weather in the UK and Ireland can change quickly effecting visibility and underfoot conditions. It is important to carry a selection of clothing with you on your hike each day to cope with changing weather conditions. If you are not confident of completing any days walk, do not set out.

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
9 day
 from Leeds to Blackburn
7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1:  Arrive Leeds
Optional Day 1: extra day in Leeds
Day 2:  Leeds to Calverley                               7 miles
Day 3:  Calverley to Keighley, via Saltaire  12.5 miles
Optional Day 2: to visit Haworth and Bronte Parsonage Museum, by preserved railway, stay Keighley
Day 4:  Keithley to Skipton                              11 miles
Optional Day 3: to visit Bolton Abbey by preserved steam railway, stay Skipton
Day 5:  Skipton to Barnoldswick                    12 miles
Day 6:  Barnoldswick to Burnley                   12 miles
Day 7:  Burnley to Clayton le Moors               7 miles
Day 8:  Clayton le Moors to Blackburn           8 miles
Day 9:  depart

Prices per person for Leeds and Liverpool Canal
9 day itinerary 8 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
Leeds to Blackburn
Suggested Tour Duration
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
71 miles/111 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/12.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Royal Armouries Leeds
Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway
Haworth and Bronte Parsonage
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway Skipton
Skipton Castle
Bolton Abbey
Yorkshire Dales

Please note the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Race will take place on Saturday 24th August 2024.

This affects the availability of accommodation in Liverpool and Leeds and your enjoyment of the canal towpath. 

Therefore when booking your walking holiday on Leeds & Liverpool Canal we suggest you avoid this date.

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
  • 1:50,00 map (temporarily unavailable)

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

March to September 9am to 9pm
October to February 9am to 5pm
US +1 (646) 233-1541
New York 5 hours behind UK time:
March to September 4am to 4pm EST
October to February 4am to 12noon EST
AUS +61 (02) 8006 0182
Sydney 10 hours ahead of UK time:
 March to September 7pm to 7am EADT
October to February 7pm to 3am EADT
CAN +1 (647) 4786251
Toronto 5 hours behind UK time:
March to September 4am to 4pm EST
October to February 4am to 12noon EST

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