Leeds and Liverpool Canal - Foulridge to Leeds - Aire & Calder and Calder & Hebble Navigations

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A tourist map of the east part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, the Aire & Calder and Calder & Hebble Navigations at 1:50,000, with detailed town plans of Skipton, Bingley, Leeds, Wakefield, Mirfield, Brighouse and Sowerby Bridge at 1:12,500. Suitable for both waterways and leisure users.

This map gives detailed coverage of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal from Foulridge to Leeds, the Aire & Calder Navigation and the Calder & Hebble Navigation from Leeds to Knottingley and Castleford to Sowerby Bridge with emphasis on the waterways and information useful and relevant to users of the waterways without neglecting other leisure users. The map detail is complimented by information panels and photographs.

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is a popular cruising route and although a lengthy canal to navigate or explore all in one visit, the settlements, canal features and ever changing landscapes along its route make it worthy of return visits by boat, car, bicycle or on foot. As with many of the canals on the system it is a canal of real contrasts, in places it is quiet and tranquil, in others vibrant and bustling. The canal skirts the Yorkshire Dales National Park near Gargrave, offering some of the most picturesque views anywhere on the network. It passes Saltaire, a World Heritage Site and at Bingley there's the stunning Bingley Five Rise Locks considered one of the Wonders of the Waterways.
From Leeds city centre the Aire & Calder heads past the regenerated Leeds Dock, home to the Royal Armouries Museum, south to Castleford. At Castleford Junction the main line heads eastwards to the port of Goole, via Knottingley (the extent of this map), whilst the Wakefield Branch heads westwards to Wakefield. Both the Aire & Calder and Calder & Hebble Navigations were originally rivers that were significant changed with numerous cuts to make them more viable for commercial traffic. It is due to the commercial nature of the waterway that the locks on the Aire & Calder are 200ft (61m) long.
The Calder & Hebble runs for 21 miles between Sowerby Bridge and Wakefield, along alternating stretches of river and cuts. Places of interest include the waterside Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, the basin at Sowerby Bridge with fine canalside buildings, covered docks and home to Shire Cruisers, Brighouse with interesting shops and buildings and split level basin, Salterhebble Locks featuring one of the very few functioning guillotine locks and a short arm into Dewsbury.

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Weight 0.000000
Author Heron Maps
Availability IP
Department Maritime
Format Sheet map, folded
ISBN 9781908851093
Pages 2
Published 10/11/2014
Publisher Heron Maps
Scale 1:50,000/12,500
Section Maritime Charts
Series Great Britain: Heron Canal Maps
Size Folded 13x22cm
Size Unfolded 44x104cm
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